On This Day

October 1890 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 1 Congress creates Weather Bureau
  • Oct 1 Congress establishes Yosemite National Park (California)
  • Oct 1 Germany's anti-socialist laws lapse
  • Oct 3 Capt Guillaume of Kerckhoven marches into Boma Congo
  • Oct 6 General Conference of the Latter-day Saints outlaws polygamy
  • Oct 11 First 100 yard dash under 10 seconds run by John Owen in 9.8 sec at Analostan Island, Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 11 Daughters of American Revolution founded
  • Oct 13 The Delta Chi fraternity is founded by 11 law students at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
  • Oct 15 Alabama Penny Savings Bank organizes in Birmingham

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 5 Kasimir Edschmid, German writer, born in Darmstadt, Germany (d. 1966)
  • Oct 8 Eddie Rickenbacker, American aviator "Ace of Aces" (WWI), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1973)
  • Oct 9 Aimee Semple McPherson, Canadian-American evangelist (Pentecostal), born in South-West Oxford, Canada (d. 1944)
  • Oct 13 Conrad Richter, American writer (Light in the Forest), born in Tremont, Pennsylvania (d. 1968)
  • Oct 16 Paul Strand, American photographer (Native Land-1942), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 16 Maria Goretti, Italian saint (d. 1902)

Michael Collins

Oct 16 Michael Collins, Irish revolutionary leader and leading figure in the struggle for Irish independence in the early 20th century, born in Clonakilty, Ireland (d. 1922)

  • Oct 18 [Agathe] Henriette [M de Beaufort], Dutch author (Rembrandt)
  • Oct 21 Gerrit Engelke, German writer/poet (Love Letters)
  • Oct 24 Main Rousseau Bocher, American uniform designer (Red Cross, Girl Scouts, Waves), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1976)
  • Oct 29 Claire Goll, German-French writer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1977)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 3 Joseph Hergenröther, German historian (b. 1824)

Catherine Booth

Oct 4 Catherine Booth, Co-founder of the Salvation Army known as the 'Army Mother', dies at 61 [1]

  • Oct 12 William Worth Belknap, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), dies from a heart attack at 61
  • Oct 13 Samuel Freeman Miller, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, dies at 74
  • Oct 23 Charles Verlat, Flemish painter, dies at 65
  • Oct 26 Collodi [Carlo Lorenzini], Italian writer (Pinocchio), dies at 63