On This Day

October 1834 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 4 Franz Grillparzer's "Der Traum ein Leben" premieres in Vienna
  • Oct 14 First African-American granted a US patent, Henry Blair, for a corn planter
  • Oct 14 In Philadelphia, Whigs and Democrats stage a gun, stone and brick battle for control of a Moyamensing Township election, resulting in one death, several injuries, and the burning down of a block of buildings.
  • Oct 16 Much of the ancient structures of the Palace of Westminster (parliament) in London is burnt down
  • Oct 28 The Battle of Pinjarra occurs in the Swan River Colony in present-day Pinjarra, Western Australia. Between 14 and 40 Aborigines are killed by British colonists.

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 1 Francis Cockrell, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Warrensburg, Missouri (d. 1915)
  • Oct 10 Aleksis Kivi, Finnish writer and poet (Nummisuutarit), born in Nurmijärvi, Grand Duchy of Finland (d. 1872)
  • Oct 19 Francis Channing Barlow, US lawyer/gen-major/co-founder (ABA)
  • Oct 28 Dudley M. DuBose, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1883)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 10 Thomas Say, American naturalist and father of descriptive entomology, dies from typhoid fever at 47
  • Oct 19 Cornelis Loots, Dutch accountant and poet (Volkswoede), dies at 69
  • Oct 31 Éleuthère Irénée du Pont, French-American chemist and industrialist (E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company), dies at 63