October 1850 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 12 First women's medical school (Women's Medical College of Penns), opens
  • Oct 17 Knickerbocker Engine Co Number 5 organized
  • Oct 26 Robert McClure sights the fabled Northwest Passage for the first time (from Banks Island towards Melville Island)

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 4 John W McGraw, (Gov-R-Wash) (1893-97)
  • Oct 5 Sergey Muromtsev, Russian lawyer and politician, and President of the First Imperial Duma (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 Louisa Maria, queen of Belgium (1832-50)/wife of Leopold I, dies at 38