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Historical Events Happened In October - 15

Friday, 18 April 2014

1762  On this day in history samuel Adams Holyoke, composer  

1764  Edward Gibbon observes a group of friars singing in the ruined Temple of Jupiter in Rome, which inspires him to begin work on The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire on this day in history.  

1775  On this day in history bernhard Henrik Crusell, composer  

1777  Mjr James Graves Simcoe appointed commandant of Queen's Rangers (Penn) on this day in history.  

1783  On this day in history jean Piltre de Rozier makes captive-balloon ascent  

1783  On this day in history jean Pilstre de Rozier makes captive-balloon ascent  

1784  Thomas Hastings, composer on this day in history.  

1785  On this day in history jose Miguel Carrera, president of Chile (1811-14)  

1786  On this day in history earliest 32F (0C) recorded temp in NYC  

1789  On this day in history the first presidental tour-George Washington in New England  

1789  1st presidental tour-George Washington in New England on this day in history.  

1795  Frederik Willem IV, king of Prussia (1840-61)/Germany (1849-61) on this day in history.  

1799  August Ferdinand Haeser, composer on this day in history.  

1815  On this day in history napoleon begins his exile on St. Helena, a remote Island in the Atlantic.  

1815  On this day in history napoleon Bonaparte exiled on Island of St Helena  

1816  Amiel Weeks Whipple, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1863 on this day in history.  

1817  Tadeusz AB Kosciusko, Polish lt-general/freedom fighter, dies on this day in history.  

1818  On this day in history irvin McDowell, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1885  

1819  Marinus FAG Campbell, bibliography/literary on this day in history.  

1819  F Louise W, daughter of viceroy Willem V, dies at 48 on this day in history.  

1822  On this day in history alfred Meissner, Austrian physician/writer  

1827  Charles Darwin reaches Christ's Counsel, Cambridge on this day in history.  

1829  Astronomer Asaph Hall born. Discovered the moons of Mars, Phobos & Deimos on this day in history.  

1829  On this day in history asaph Hall, discovered satellites of Mars (Phobos & Deimos)  

1831  Helen Maria Hunt Jackson, author (Ramona) on this day in history.  

1832  On this day in history henry Harrison Walker, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1912  

1833  Klaas Kater, Dutch Christian Worker's Union Leader on this day in history.  

1836  On this day in history thomas Lafayette Rosser, Mjr General (Confederate Army), died in 1910  

1842  Karl Marx becomes editor-in-chief of Rheinische Zeitung on this day in history.  

1844  On this day in history friedrich Nietzsche, Uebermensch born  

1846  Dr William Thomas Green Morton 1st public use of ether on this day in history.  

1851  On this day in history george F Moore, US theologist (Hebrews, Old Testament)  

1852  On this day in history wilhelm Posse, composer  

1856  On this day in history r G Nivelle, French military man  

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Famous Birthdays In October - 15

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1471  On this day in history birth of konrad Mutian, German humanist (d. 1526)  

1542  On this day in history birth of djalalud-Din Mohammed Akbar, emperor of India (1556-1605)  

1550  Henry, earl of Nassau-Dillenburg/brother of William of Orange was born on this day in history.  

1608  On this day in history birth of evangelista Torricelli, Italian physicist (d. 1647)  

1674  On this day in history birth of robert Herrick, Mass, British poet (Together)  

1686  Allan Ramsay, Scottish poet (d. 1758) was born on this day in history.  

1701  Marie-Marguerite d'Youville, first native Canadian canonized (d. 1771) was born on this day in history.  

1711  On this day in history birth of elisabeth Teresa of Lorraine, queen of Sardinia (d. 1741)  

Famous Deaths In October - 15

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0412  Death of Theophilus, Patriarch of Alexandria on this day in history.  

0892  Al-Mutamid, kalief of Abbasiden, dies on this day in history.  

0898  Death of Lambert, Holy Roman Emperor on this day in history.  

0912  Death of Abdullah ibn Muhammad, Emir of Córdoba on this day in history.  

1002  Death of Otto-Henry, Duke of Burgundy (b. 946) on this day in history.  

1080  Rudolf von Schwaben, German anti-King, dies on this day in history.  

1268  Dirk II, mister of Valkenburg, dies on this day in history.  

1271  On this day in history hostiensis, [Henricus the Segusia], cardinal/bishop of Ostia, dies