October 1890 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 1 Germany's anti-socialist laws lapse
  • Oct 1 US Congress creates Weather Bureau
  • Oct 1 US Congress establishes Yosemite National Park (California)
  • Oct 3 Capt Guillaume of Kerckhoven marches into Boma Congo
  • Oct 6 General Conference of the Latter-day Saints outlaws polygamy
  • Oct 11 Daughters of American Revolution founded
  • Oct 11 First 100 yard dash under 10 seconds run by John Owen in 9.8 sec at Analostan Island, Washington, D.C.
  • 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)

Dwight D. EisenhowerDwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969)

Oct 14 34th US President (Republican: 1953-61) and World War II general, born in Denison, Texas

  • Oct 16 Maria Goretti, Italian saint (d. 1902)

Michael CollinsMichael Collins (1890-1922)

Oct 16 Irish revolutionary leader and leading figure in the struggle for Irish independence in the early 20th century, born in Clonakilty, Ireland

  • Oct 16 Paul Strand, American photographer (Native Land-1942), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1976)
  • Oct 18 Agathe Henriette Trip-de Beaufort, Dutch writer (Rembrandt. Olympics 1928), born in Baarn, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • Oct 21 Gerrit Engelke, German writer and poet (Love Letters), born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1918)
  • 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 BoothCatherine Booth (1829-1890)

Oct 4 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

Richard Francis BurtonRichard Francis Burton (1821-1890)

Oct 20 English explorer and translator (Arabian Nights), dies at 69

  • Oct 23 Charles Verlat, Flemish painter, dies at 65
  • Oct 26 Carlo Collodi [Carlo Lorenzini], Italian writer (The Adventures of Pinocchio), dies at 63