On This Day

October 1820 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 9 Guayaquil, Ecuador declares its freedom from Ecuador

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 5 David Wilber, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), born in Quaker Street, Duanesburg, New York (d. 1890)
  • Oct 11 Alfred Washington Ellet, American civil engineer and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania (d. 1895)
  • Oct 13 John William Dawson, Canadian geologist, born in Pictou, Nova Scotia (d. 1899)
  • Oct 20 Benjamin Franklin Cheatham, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • Oct 20 George Jerrison Stannard, American farmer, teacher, governmental official and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Georgia, Vermont (d. 1886)
  • Oct 23 James Monroe Goggin, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1889)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 8 Henri Christophe, President of Haiti (1807-11) and King of Haiti (1811-20), dies at 53
  • Oct 12 Elias Annes Borger, theologist/poet (Ode on the Rhine), dies at 36
  • Oct 15 Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg, Austrian field marshal, dies at 49