On This Day

October 1848 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 16 1st US homeopathic medical college opens in Pennsylvania
  • Oct 28 The first railroad in Spain - between Barcelona and MatarĂ³ - is opened.

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 3 Henry Lerolle, French painter, born in Paris (d. 1929)
  • Oct 5 Guido von List, Austrian-German occultist and novelist (Jung Diethers Heimkehr), born in Vienna (d. 1919)
  • Oct 30 Zinovy Rozhestvensky, Russian vice-admiral (d. 1909)
  • Oct 31 Boston Custer, brother of George Armstrong Custer, born in New Rumley, Ohio (d. 1876)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 5 Joseph Hormayr Freiherr zu Hortenburg, Austrian politician (b. 1781)
  • Oct 26 Vissarion G Belinski, Russian literature critic, dies