October 1891 in History

Events in History

Event of Interest

Oct 1 Stanford University, California opens its doors after being founded by Leland Stanford and his wife Jane with a $40M donation (1891 dollars), in memory of their son. Among its first graduation class, future US President Herbert Hoover.

  • Oct 12 Astronomical Society of France is inaugurated
  • Oct 20 1st International 6 day bike race at New York's Madison Square Garden begins
  • Oct 25 1st International 6 day bike race (NY Madison Square Garden) ends
  • Oct 28 Quake strikes Mino-Owari, Japan kills 7,300

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 11 Antonius [Jacob LT] van der Veen Zeppenfeldt, Antillian Bishop
  • Oct 12 Edith Stein, German philosopher and Discalced Carmelite nun (St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross), born in Breslau (Silesia), Germany (d. 1942) [1]
  • Oct 12 Fumimaro Konoe, Japanese politician (Prime Minister of Japan 1937-39, 1940-41, invasion of China), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1945)
  • Oct 13 Bernard IJzerdraat, Dutch resistance leader (De Geuzen), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1941)
  • Oct 14 Paul de Keyser, Flemish philologist and folklorist, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1966)

James ChadwickJames Chadwick (1891-1974)

Oct 20 British physicist (Nobel Prize, 1935; discovered neutron), born in Bollington, Cheshire, England

Jomo KenyattaJomo Kenyatta (1891-1978)

Oct 20 1st Prime Minister of Kenya (1963-64) and the 1st President of Kenya (1964-78), born in Gatundu, Kenya

  • Oct 21 John Metzelaar, Dutch/US (About Tropical Atl Visschen)
  • Oct 24 Rafael Trujillo [Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina], Dominican politician, soldier and dictator of the Dominican Republic (1930-61), born in San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic (d. 1961)
  • Oct 25 Father Coughlin, Canadian-American Roman Catholic priest and pro-Fascist radio broadcaster, born in Hamilton, Canada (d. 1979)
  • Oct 28 Ormer Locklear, American movie stunt pilot (The Great Air Robbery), born in Greenville, Texas (d. 1920)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 3 Edouard Lucas, French mathematician (Lucas sequences), dies at 49
  • Oct 6 Charles Stewart Parnell, English-Irish Home Rule Party leader, dies at 45
  • Oct 9 Johannes Tideman, theologist, dies at 83
  • Oct 11 Charles Stewart Parnells remains buried in Ireland
  • Oct 15 Gilbert Arthur à Beckett, English writer (Punch), dies at 54
  • Oct 15 William Henry Fitzhugh Lee, American Major General (Confederate Army), dies at 54
  • Oct 16 Sarah Winnemucca, indian scout, dies
  • Oct 21 Alpheus Baker, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 63
  • Oct 22 Ernst von Fleischl-Marxow, Austrian physiologist (b. 1846)