On This Day

October 1813 in History

Events in History

Victory in Battle

Oct 5 Battle of the Thames; American forces under General William Henry Harrison defeat Tecumseh's Confederacy and their British allies led by Henry Procter near Chatham, Upper Canada

  • Oct 8 Treaty of Ried between Bavaria & Austria

Victory in Battle

Oct 16 Battle of Leipzig, largest battle in Europe prior to WWI, Napoleon's forces defeated by Prussia, Austria and Russia

  • Oct 20 German Kingdom of Westphalia abolished
  • Oct 23 The Pacific Fur Company trading post in Astoria, Oregon is turned over to the rival British North West Company (the fur trade in the Pacific Northwest was dominated for the next three decades by the United Kingdom).

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 9 John J. Pettus, American politician, Confederate governor (D-Miss, 1859-63), born in Wilson County, Tennessee (d. 1867)
  • Oct 12 Lyman Trumbull, U.S. Senator from Illinois (1855-73), born in Colchester, Connecticut (d. 1896)
  • Oct 17 Georg Büchner, German playwright (d. 1837)

Ludwig Leichhardt

Oct 23 Ludwig Leichhardt, German explorer of inland Australia, born in Trebatsch, Prussia (d. c. 1848)


Deaths in History

Tecumseh

Oct 5 Tecumseh, Shawnee Chief (Battle of Thames), dies in battle at 45

  • Oct 19 Józef Antoni Poniatowski, Polish general and marshal of France, dies in battle at 50