Today in History for October 1879

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 7 of 7

1st - Cincinnati Enquirer publishes 1st report on baseball reserve clause
2nd - Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Musgrave Ritual" (BG)
7th - Germany & Austrian-Hungary sign Twofold Covenant
8th - War of the Pacific: the Chilean Navy defeats the Peruvian Navy in the Battle of Angamos, Peruvian Admiral Miguel Grau is killed in the encounter.
12th - British troops occupy Kabul, Afghanistan
19th - Afghan's emir Mohammed Yakub forced to resign
22nd - Thomas Edison perfects carbonized cotton filament light bulb

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 18 of 18

2nd - Wallace Stevens, Reading Pa, poet (Ideas of Order)
4th - Edward Murray East, Du Quoin Illinois, American Botanist and Geneticist who developed hybrid corn
5th - Halfdan Cleve, composer
5th - John Erskine, US, poet/pianist (Private Life of Helen of Troy)
7th - Joe Hill, Jevla Sweden, organizer (IWW)/songwriter (Union Scab)/martyr
7th - Joseph Bovet, composer
13th - Peter Van Anrooy, Dutch conductor/composer (Piet Hein Rhapsodie)
15th - Jane Darwell, [Patti Woodward], Palmyra MO, actress (Huckleberry Finn)
15th - Sara Allgood, Dublin Ireland, actress (Blackmail, Storm in a Teacup)
18th - Grzegorz Fitelberg, Polish composer
21st - Marie Joseph Canteloube de Malaret, composer
25th - Jean Rogister, composer
25th - Mayhew Lake, composer
28th - Conrado del Campo y Zabaleta, composer
28th - Channing H. Cox, 49th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1968)
29th - Franz JHMM von Papen, German diplomat/chancellor (1932)
29th - Alva B. Adams, American politician (d. 1941)
30th - Eily Malyon, London, actress (Jane Eyre, I Married a Witch, Devotion)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 6 of 6

8th - Miguel Grau Seminario, Peruvian Admiral (b. 1834)
14th - F Kornberger, writer, dies at 58
28th - Marie Roch Louis Reybaud, French writer (b. 1799)
31st - Big Snake, brother of Ponca chief Standing Bear, dies
31st - Jacob Abbott, American author (b. 1803)
31st - Joseph Hooker, American General (b. 1814)

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