On This Day

October 1874 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 1 Rotterdam opens drinking water pipes
  • Oct 9 World Postal Union forms in Bern Switzerland
  • Oct 10 Fiji becomes a British possession

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 6 Frank G. Allen, 51st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1950)
  • Oct 9 Nicholas Roerich, Russian painter, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1947)
  • Oct 14 Margarete Susman, German-Jewish writer, born in Hamburg (d. 1966)
  • Oct 15 Prince Alfred of Edinburgh, born in Buckingham Palace, London (d. 1899)
  • Oct 21 Albert Aftalion, Bulgaria/French economist
  • Oct 26 Martin Lowry, English chemist (Brønsted–Lowry acid–base theory), born in Low Moor, Bradford (d. 1936)

Person of interestOwen D. Young

Oct 27 Owen D. Young, American industrialist (RCA) and diplomat (Young Plan), born in Stark, New York (d. 1962)

Diplomat and Industrialist Owen D. Young
Diplomat and Industrialist
Owen D. Young

Deaths in History

  • Oct 23 Abraham Geiger, German theologian and leader of Reform Judaism, dies at 64