On This Day

October 1842 in History

Events in History

Historic Event

Oct 15 Karl Marx becomes editor-in-chief of Rheinische Zeitung

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 1 Charles Cros, French inventor and poet (Le Hareng Saur), born in Fabrezan, France (d. 1888)
  • Oct 27 Giovanni Giolitti, 5x Prime Minister of Italy (1892-93, 1903-05, 1906-09, 1911-14, 1920-21), born in Mondovì, Kingdom of Sardinia (d. 1928)
  • Oct 28 Anna Elizabeth Dickinson, American orator (Joan of Arc of the Civil War), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1932)
  • Oct 28 Charles Boissevain, Dutch editor of Amsterdam Algemeen Handelsblad (1885-1908), born in Amsterdam (d. 1927)

Weddings in History

  • Oct 8 Princess Sophia weds her cousin duke Charles Saksen-Weimar-Eisenach

Deaths in History

  • Oct 2 William Ellery Channing, cleric/writer, dies
  • Oct 19 Aleksey Koltsov, Russian poet (b. 1808)
  • Oct 20 Grace Darling, English heroine who saved shipwreck survivors, dies of tuberculosis at 26
  • Oct 24 Bernardo O'Higgins, Chilean independence leader who freed Chile from Spanish rule, dies at 64
  • Oct 30 Allan Cunningham, Scottish poet and author, dies at 57