October 1873 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 3 Captain Jack and companions are hanged for their part in the Modoc War.
  • Oct 8 First women's prison run by women opens at Indiana Reformatory Institute
  • Oct 11 Toronto Argonaut Football Club 1st game losing to U of Toronto
  • Oct 18 1st football game between Toronto Argonauts & Hamilton Tigers
  • Oct 18 Columbia Princeton Rutgers & Yale set rules for collegiate football

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 30 P. T. Barnum's circus, "Greatest Show on Earth", debuts (New York City)

Circus Showman and Businessman P. T. Barnum
Circus Showman and Businessman
P. T. Barnum

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 2 Stephen Warfield Gambrill, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland), born in Savage, Maryland (d. 1938)
  • Oct 8 Ejnar Hertzsprung, Danish astronomer (Hertzsprung-Russell diagram), born in Frederiksberg, Denmark (d. 1967)
  • Oct 9 Karl Schwarzschild, German astronomer (Schwarzschild effect), born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1916)
  • Oct 14 Jules Rimet, French football administrator (3rd President of FIFA 1921-54), born in Theuley, Franche-Comté, France (d. 1954)
  • Oct 18 Ivanoe Bonomi, Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1951)
  • Oct 21 George P Gooch, English historian/MP
  • Oct 22 Gustaf John Ramstedt, Finland-Swedish linguist and diplomat (d. 1950)
  • Oct 23 William D. Coolidge, American physicist and inventor (d. 1975)
  • Oct 24 Edmund Taylor Whittaker, Southport, Lancashire, U.K., British mathematician (applied mathematics and the theory of special functions)
  • Oct 26 Thorvald Stauning, Prime Minister of Denmark (1924-26, 1929-42), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1942)
  • Oct 29 Guillermo Valencia, Colombian poet, translator and statesman
  • Oct 30 Francisco Madero, Mexican revolutionary, president (1911-13)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 2 Cornelius Varley, water-color painter, dies
  • Oct 3 Kintpuash, [Captain Jack], fought Modoc indians, Oregon, dies
  • Oct 6 Paweł Edmund Strzelecki, Polish explorer and geologist, dies at 76
  • Oct 9 George Ormerod, English historian and antiquarian (b. 1785)
  • Oct 21 Johann Sebastian Welhaven, Norwegian poet (b. 1807)
  • Oct 29 Ernest Feydeau, French author, dies at 52
  • Oct 29 Johan N M J, king of Saxon (1854-73), dies
  • Oct 29 Leonardus Lightenvelt, minister of RC Worship, dies at 78