On This Day

October 1850 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 17 Knickerbocker Engine Co Number 5 organized

DiscoveryHistoric Discovery

Oct 26 Robert McClure sights the fabled Northwest Passage for the first time (from Banks Island towards Melville Island)

Explorer Robert McClure
Explorer
Robert McClure

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 4 John McGraw, 2nd Governor of Washington (1893-97), born in Penobscot County, Maine (d. 1910)
  • Oct 5 Sergey Muromtsev, Russian lawyer, politician and President of the First Imperial Duma, born in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1910)
  • Oct 8 Henri Louis le Chatelier, French chemist, born in Paris (d. 1936)
  • Oct 19 Annie S Peck, mountain climber/explorer/diplomat

Deaths in History

  • Oct 2 Sarah Biffin/Beffin, limbless miniature painter, dies
  • Oct 11 Louise of Orléans, Queen of Belgium (1832-50), Wife of Leopold I, dies of TB at 38