On This Day

October 1867 in History

Events in History

Historic Publication

Oct 1 Karl Marx publishes "Das Kapital" in Berlin, a description of the capitalist system, its instability and tendency to self-destruction

  • Oct 5 Last day of Julian calendar in Alaska
  • Oct 14 15th and last Tokugawa Shogun, Tokugawa Yoshinobu resigns in Japan

Gregory Conquers Julius Caesar

Oct 16 Alaska adopts Gregorian calendar, crosses international date line

Alaska Purchase

Oct 18 Alaska Purchase: US takes formal possession of Alaska from Russia, having paid $7.2 million

  • Oct 22 Foundation of the National University of Colombia.
  • Oct 23 72 Senators are summoned by Royal Proclamation to serve as the first members of the Canadian Senate.

Historic Event

Oct 27 Giuseppe Garibaldi marches on Rome for the second time

  • Oct 28 Maimonides College in Pennsylvania is first Jewish college in the US
  • Oct 29 Mail packets "Rhone" & "Wye" capsize off St Thomas, Virgin Islands
  • Oct 31 Australia's first royal tour begins as Prince Albert, son of Queen Victoria arrives in Adelaide, South Australia [1]

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 3 Pierre Bonnard, French painter and illustrator, born in Fontenay-aux-Roses, Hauts-de-Seine, France (d. 1947)
  • Oct 14 Masaoka Shiki, Japanese haiku & tanka poet and diarist (Salt Water Ballads), born in Matsuyama, Japan (d. 1902)
  • Oct 25 Józef Dowbór-Muśnicki, Polish general, serving with the Imperial Russian and then Polish armies, born in Stary Garbów, Poland (d. 1937)

Weddings in History

George Dewey

Oct 24 US Admiral George Dewey (29) weds daughter of New Hampshire's war governor Susan Goodwin

Deaths in History

Elias Howe

Oct 3 Elias Howe, American inventor (invented sewing machine), dies at 48

  • Oct 4 Francis Xavier Seelos German-American Roman Catholic priest (b. 1819)
  • Oct 16 Salomon J Rappoport, Czech rabbi (Ereg miliem), dies
  • Oct 30 John Albion Andrew, American politician (25th Governor of Massachusetts), dies at 49