On This Day

October 1876 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 6 American Library Association organized in Philadelphia
  • Oct 9 1st 2-way telephone conversation, 1st over outdoor wires
  • Oct 16 Race riot at Cainhoy SC (5 whites & 1 black killed)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 17 Henry Morton Stanley's reaches Lualaba River

Journalist and Explorer Henry Morton Stanley
Journalist and Explorer
Henry Morton Stanley
  • Oct 23 New Orleans Mint reopens as an assay office
  • Oct 26 US President sends federal troops to Southern Carolina
  • Oct 31 Great Backerganj Cyclone of 1876 ravages British India (Modern-day Bangladesh), over 200,000 killed

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 4 Hugh McCrae, Australian writer and poet (Satyrs and Sunlight: Sylvarum Libri), born in Melbourne (d. 1958)
  • Oct 6 Ernest Lapointe, French-Canadian politician (d. 1941)
  • Oct 11 Gertrud von Le Fort, German writer (The Eternal Woman), born in Minden, Westphalia (d. 1971)
  • Oct 22 Karl Adam, German theologist (Christ our Brother), born in Freudenberg, Bavaria (d. 1966)
  • Oct 23 Franz Schlegelberger, German judge and politician (d. 1970)
  • Oct 28 Albert E Michotte van den Berck, Belgian psychologist
  • Oct 31 Eduard van Oort, Dutch ornithologist (Ornithology of Netherlands), born in Barneveld, Netherlands (d. 1933)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 1 James Lick, American land baron in California, dies at 80
  • Oct 7 Georg Heinrich Pertz, German historian, dies at 81
  • Oct 10 Charles Joseph Sainte-Claire Deville, French geologist (b. 1814)
  • Oct 18 Francis Preston Blair, American journalist and newspaper editor (Washington Globe), dies at 85
  • Oct 20 Jeronimo de Bosch Kemper, Dutch sociologist/historian, dies at 68