October 1821 in History

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Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 8 The government of General José de San Martín establishes the Peruvian Navy.

Revolutionary Leader José de San Martín
Revolutionary Leader
José de San Martín

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 2 Alexander Peter "Old Straight" Stewart, Lt Gen (Confederate Army)
  • Oct 7 Richard Heron Anderson, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1879)
  • Oct 7 William Sill, with The Underground Railroad

Person of interestGeorge Williams

Oct 11 George Williams, English philanthropist and founder of YMCA, born in Dulverton, West Somerset, England (d. 1905)

Founder of the YMCA George Williams
Founder of the YMCA
George Williams

Person of interestRudolf Virchow

Oct 13 Rudolf Virchow, German politician, anthropologist and pathologist (cell pathology), born in Schivelbein, Prussia (d. 1902)

Anthropologist/Pathologist Rudolf Virchow
Anthropologist/Pathologist
Rudolf Virchow
  • Oct 22 Collis Potter Huntington, American railroad executive (d. 1900)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 4 John Rennie, Scottish engineer (b. 1761)
  • Oct 11 John Ross Key, American judge and lawyer (b. 1754)
  • Oct 24 Elias Boudinot, American President of the Continental Congress (b. 1740)