On This Day

October 1823 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 12 Charles Macintosh of Scotland begins selling raincoats (Macs)

Birthdays in History


Person of interestMary Ann Shadd Cary

Oct 9 Mary Ann Shadd Cary, American-Canadian publisher and anti-slavery campaigner, 1st African American newspaper publisher ('Provincial Freeman'), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 1893)

Suffragist and Publisher Mary Ann Shadd Cary
Suffragist and Publisher
Mary Ann Shadd Cary
  • Oct 20 Thomas Hughes, English politician and author (Tom Brown's School Days), born in Uffington (d. 1896)
  • Oct 26 Karl Weinhold, German sociologist (founder of Journal of the Association of Folklore), born in Dzierżoniów, Poland (d. 1901)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 30 Edmund Cartwright, English inventor (power loom), dies at 80