On This Day

October 1910 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 1 Berkshire Cattle Fair held in Pittsfield Mass (1st state fair)
  • Oct 1 Explosion at LA Times kills 21
  • Oct 2 1st 2 aircraft collision (Milan Italy)
  • Oct 2 Henry Wijnmalen flies to 2,800m altitude (world record)
  • Oct 4 Portugal becomes a republic, King Manuel II flees to England
  • Oct 4 Adoption of the Flag of Bermuda.
  • Oct 5 Portugal overthrows monarchy, proclaims republic

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Oct 18 E. M. Forster publishes novel "Howards End"

Writer and Novelist E. M. Forster
Writer and Novelist
E. M. Forster
  • Oct 20 The hull of the RMS Olympic, sister-ship to the ill-fated RMS Titanic, is launched from the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland.
  • Oct 22 Dr. Crippen is convicted at the Old Bailey of poisoning his wife and was subsequently hanged at Pentonville Prison in London.
  • Oct 23 Blanche Scott becomes the first woman to fly at a public event in the US at Fort Wayne, Indiana.
  • Oct 23 Ritz Hotel in Madrid opens with 200 chambers and 100 bathtubs

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 1 Fritz Köberle, Austrian-born physician (d. 1983)
  • Oct 1 José Enrique Moyal, Australian mathematical physicist (d. 1998)

Person of interestBonnie Parker

Oct 1 Bonnie Parker, American outlaw of Bonnie and Clyde fame, born in Rowena, Texas (d. 1934)

American Outlaw Bonnie Parker
American Outlaw
Bonnie Parker
  • Oct 6 Barbara Castle, British politician (d. 2002)
  • Oct 7 Henry P. McIlhenny, American philanthropist (d. 1986)
  • Oct 8 Gus Hall, American union organizer and head of the U.S. Communist Party, born in Cherry Township, Minnesota (d. 2000)
  • Oct 9 Donald Coggan, 101st Archbishop of Canterbury (1974-80), born in Highgate, London (d. 2000)
  • Oct 10 Price Daniel, American politician (38th Governor of Texas), born in Dayton, Texas (d. 1988)
  • Oct 11 Francis James Claude Piggott, soldier, born in Tokyo (d. 1996)
  • Oct 11 Joseph Alsop, American political newspaper columnist (Men Around the President), born in Avon, Connecticut (d. 1989)
  • Oct 12 Robert Fitzgerald, American poet and translator, born in Springfield, Illinois (d. 1985)
  • Oct 14 Jozef Keuleers, Belgian worker's union leader, born in Watermael-Boitsfort, Brussels (d. 1986)
  • Oct 19 Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, India, astrophysicist (Nobel 1983)
  • Oct 25 William Higinbotham, American physicist (member of team who developed first nuclear bomb), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 1994)
  • Oct 26 John Krol, American former archbishop of Philadelphia (1961-88), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • Oct 27 Bryan Guinness, 2nd Baron Moyne and Guinness brewing heir, born in Mandatory Palestine (d. 1992)
  • Oct 29 A. J. Ayer, English Neopositivist philosopher (Logical Positivism), born in London (d. 1989)
  • Oct 30 Miguel Hernadez Gilabert, Spanish poet (Viento del Pueblo), born in Orihuela, Spain (d. 1942)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 10 Willem Maris, painter (Hague School), dies at 66
  • Oct 17 William V Moody, American poet (Sabine Woman, Great Divide), dies
  • Oct 17 Sergey Muromtsev, Russian lawyer, politician and President of the First Imperial Duma, dies at 60
  • Oct 17 Julie Ward Howe, American poet and author, dies of pneumonia at 91
  • Oct 20 David B. Hill, American politician and Governor of New York (1885-91), dies at 67
  • Oct 23 Rama V [Chulalongkorn], King of Thailand (1868-1910), dies at 57
  • Oct 30 Henri Dunant, Swiss humanitarian, Founder of Red Cross (Nobel 1901), dies at 82