On This Day

October 1824 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 4 Mexico becomes a republic
  • Oct 9 Slavery is abolished in Costa Rica
  • Oct 21 Joseph Aspdin patents Portland cement (Yorkshire, England)

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 19 Rufus Saxton, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Greenfield, Massachusetts (d. 1908)
  • Oct 23 Thomas Gamble Pitcher, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Rockport, Indiana (d. 1895)
  • Oct 26 Arthur Middleton Manigault, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1886)
  • Oct 29 Joseph Horace Lewis, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Barren County, Kentucky (d. 1904)

Weddings in History


LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 8 Salt Lake City founder Brigham Young (23) weds first wife Miriam Angeline Works (18) in Port Byron, New York

Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church Brigham Young
Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church
Brigham Young

Deaths in History

  • Oct 27 Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres, Swiss-Canadian cartographer and statesman, dies at 102