On This Day

October 1839 in History

Events in History

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Oct 10 British troops under General Charles Napier occupy Beirut

  • Oct 20 Margaret Fuller is appointed editor of new US Transcendental Magazine "The Dial"

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 2 Hans Thoma, German painter, born in Bernau, Black Forest (d. 1924)
  • Oct 21 Georg von Siemens, founder (Deutsche Bank)
  • Oct 30 Alfred Sisley, French impressionist painter, born in Paris (d. 1899)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 11 Leonor de Almeida marquesa de Alorna, Portuguese poet, dies at 88
  • Oct 18 French Jozef Kinsoen, Flemish portrait painter, dies at 68