On This Day

October 1822 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 8 First eruption of Galunggung in Java sends boiling sludge into valley
  • Oct 12 Second eruption of Galunggung in Java destroys summit of mountain
  • Oct 19 In Parnaíba; Simplício Dias da Silva, João Cândido de Deus e Silva and Domingos Dias declare the independent state of Piauí
  • Oct 20 1st edition of London Sunday Times
  • Oct 26 King Willem I requires inhabitants of Brussels to use Dutch language

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 2 Jan Kappeyne van de Coppello, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1877-79), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1895)

Rutherford B. Hayes

Oct 4 Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th US President (Republican: 1877-81), born in Delaware, Ohio (d. 1893)

  • Oct 9 George Sykes, American Major General (Union Army), born in Dover, Delaware (d. 1880)
  • Oct 12 Joseph Haydn Potter, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Concord, New Hampshire (d. 1892)
  • Oct 15 Alfred Meissner, Austrian poet (Ziska), born in Teplice, Czech Republic (d. 1885)
  • Oct 20 Mansfield Lovell, American Major General in Confederate Army (Commander when New Orleans fell), born in the Dictrict of Columbia (d. 1884)
  • Oct 21 Levinus Keuchenius, Dutch minister of Colonies (1888-90)
  • Oct 29 Joost Gerard Kist, Dutch lawyer and president of High Council (1885-97), born in Zoelen, Netherlands (d. 1897)
  • Oct 29 Mieczysław Halka-Ledóchowski, Polish Catholic Cardinal (d. 1902)

Weddings in History

Victor Hugo

Oct 12 "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" author Victor Hugo (20) weds Adele Fourcher

Deaths in History

  • Oct 13 Antonio Canova, Italian Neoclassical sculptor (The Three Graces), dies at 64
  • Oct 29 Dirk van Hogendorp, Dutch minister of War, dies at 61