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 P. Stewart, American Lieutenant General (Confederate Army), born in Rogersville, Hawkins County, Tennessee (d. 1908)
  • 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, dies at 60
  • Oct 11 John Ross Key, American lawyer, commissioned officer in the Continental Army and the father of Francis Scott Key, dies at 67
  • Oct 24 Elias Boudinot, American lawyer and patriot, President of the Continental Congress, dies at 81