On This Day

October 1833 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 2 NY Anti-Slavery Society organized
  • Oct 29 1st US college fraternity to have a fraternity house founded

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 2 William Corby, American Catholic priest and President of the University of Notre Dame, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1897)
  • Oct 5 Cyrus Bussey, American politician and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Hubbard, Ohio (d. 1915)
  • Oct 15 Klaas Kater, Dutch Christian Worker's Union Leader, born in Amsterdam (d. 1916)
  • Oct 17 Paul Bert, French Zoologist, Physiologist and pioneer of aerospace medicine whose study of the effects of air pressure on the body, such as altitude sickness and 'the bends', made possible space and ocean exploration, born in Auxerre, Burgundy (d. 1886)

Alfred Nobel

Oct 21 Alfred Nobel, Swedish chemist who invented dynamite and founded the Nobel Prizes, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1896)


Deaths in History

  • Oct 25 Abbas Mirza, Crown Prince of Qājār dynasty of Iran, introduced Western military techniques, dies at 44
  • Oct 30 Pieter G Witsen Geysbeek, historian/literary, dies at 58