October 1826 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 7 Granite Railway (1st chartered railway in US) begins operations

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 3 Hormuzd Rassam, Assyrian archaeologist (discovered Epic of Gilgamesh, world's oldest piece of literature), born in Mosul, Ottoman Empire (d. 1910)
  • Oct 7 William Brimage Bate, American Brigadier-General (Confederate Army) and 23rd Governor of Tennessee (1882-86)
  • Oct 8 Matt Whitaker Ransom, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Warren County, North Carolina (d. 1904)
  • Oct 13 Charles Frederick Worth, British fashion designer (House of Worth - Paris), born in Bourne, Lincolnshire, England (d. 1895)
  • Oct 13 Lafayette Curry Baker, American investigator spy and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Stafford, New York (d. 1868)
  • Oct 31 Hugh Boyle Ewing, American diplomat, author, attorney, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Lancaster, Ohio (d. 1905)

Weddings in History

Deaths in History

  • Oct 3 Jens I Baggesen, Danish writer/linguist (Labyrinth), dies
  • Oct 25 Philippe Pinel, French physician (the father of modern psychiatry), dies at 81