Events on Oct 6

  • 0891Formosus begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1111Boudouin VII becomes Earl of Flanders
  • 1499French King Louis XII occupies Milan
  • 1567Duke of Alva becomes land guardian of the Netherlands
  • 168313 Mennonite families from Germany found Germantown Pa (Philadelphia)
  • 1689Pietro Ottoboni replaces Pope Innocent XI as Alexander VIII
  • 1762English troops occupy Manila Philippines
  • 1781Americans and French begin siege of Cornwallis at Yorktown; last battle of Revolutionary War
  • 1783Benjamin Hanks patents self-winding clock
  • 1799Battle at Castricum: French and Bataafs army beats English / Russian army
  • 1811French Emperor Napoleon visits Utrecht
  • 1857American Chess Association organized; 1st major US chess tournament (NYC)
  • 1861Naval Engagement at Charleston, SC USS Flag vs. BR Alert
  • 1861Revolt of Russian student shuts down university of Petersburg
  • 1863Battle at Baxter Springs, Kansas
  • 1863Dr Charles H Sheppard opens 1st public bath, in Brooklyn
  • 18661st train robbery in US (Reno Brothers take $13,000)
  • 1871Fisk Jubilee Singers begin 1st national tour
  • 1876American Library Association organized in Philadelphia
  • 18821st World Series game, Cincinnati (AA) beats Chicago (NL) 4-0
  • 1884Naval War College forms in Newport, Rhode Island
  • 1886Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Resident Patient" (BG)
  • 1889Moulin Rogue opens in Paris
  • 1889Thomas Edison shows his 1st motion picture
  • 1890Mormon Church outlaws polygamy
  • 1893Nabisco Foods invents Cream of Wheat
  • 1898Gustav Mahler conducts 1st Wiener Philharmonic
  • 1908Austria annexes Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 1908Tigers beat White Sox, 7-0 to win AL pennant
  • 1908Yanks lose 100th game of year go 51-103 for season

Born on Oct 6

  • 1552Matteo Ricci: Italian Missionary (China)
  • 1618Miguel Gomez Camargo: Composer
  • 1706Pieter Steyn: Dutch grand pensionary (1749- )
  • 1777William Russell: Composer
  • 1806Andreas Randel: Composer
  • 1808Frederik VII: 1st constitutional King of Denmark (1848-63)
  • 1816William Batchelder Bradbury: Composer
  • 1818Joseph Rummel: Composer
  • 1819Willem A Scholten: Dutch potato-flour manufacturer
  • 1824Henry Chadwick: Baseball pioneer ( developed 1st rule book)
  • 1827Cark Reidel: Composer
  • 1831J W Richard Dedekind: German mathematician (Nature & Meaning of Numbers)
  • 1846George Westinghouse: Responsible for alternating current in US
  • 1847Adolf von Hildebrand: German sculptor
  • 1849Basil Zaharoff: Arms dealer, "merchant of death"
  • 1860Oscar L Helfrich: Dutch Governor (Curacao)
  • 1860Reneke de Marees van Swinderen: Dutch Foreign Minister (1908-13)
  • 1862Albert Jeremiah Beveridge: United States -- Politician / author (Progressive)
  • 1866Reginald Aubrey Fessenden: Broadcast 1st program of voice and music
  • 1873Oscar George Theodore Sonneck: Composer
  • 1880Julia Culp: Mezzo-soprano
  • 1882Karol Maciej Szymanowski: Timoshovka, Ukraine -- Composer (Stabatmater)
  • 1884Lloyd Spooner: United States -- Marksman (1920 Olympics - 4 Gold / 1 Silver / 2 Bronze Medals)
  • 1887Le Corbusier: Switzerland -- Architect / city planner / artist (Urbanisme)
  • 1887Maria Jeritza [Jedlicka]: Austria -- Singer (Vienna Opera)
  • 1888Li Ta-chao: Co-founder with Mao Tse-tung (Chinese Communist Party)
  • 1888Max Butting: Composer
  • 1889Maria Dabrowska: Polish writer (Noce I Dnie)
  • 1895Caroline Gordon: Kentucky, United States -- Writer (Green Centuries)
  • 1896Otto Siegl: Composer

Died on Oct 6

  • 0404Eudoxia Aelia: Empress of Austria
  • 0877Charles II the Kale: King of France / Roman Emperor (875-77), dies at 54
  • 1014Samuel: Ruler of Bulgaria
  • 1585Luca Cambiaso: Italian Painter / sculptor
  • 1641Matthijs H Quast: Fleet guardian (Gold Islands), dies in battle
  • 1644Isabella van Bourbon: French Princess of Henri IV
  • 1651Heinrich Albert: German Composer (Arien oder Melodien), dies at 47
  • 1762Francesco Onofrio Manfredini: Composer, dies at 78
  • 1786Antonio Maria Gasparo Giaccino Sacchini: Composer, dies at 56
  • 1819Charles Emanuel II: King of Sardinia (1796-1802) / Jesuit
  • 1837Jean-Francois Le Sueur: Composer, dies at 77
  • 1855August L Crelle: Inventor / Mathematician (Rechentafeln), dies at 75
  • 1860Stephen Elvey: Composer, dies at 55
  • 1861Elias Canneman: Liberal Minister of Finance (1813-14), dies at 84
  • 1868Leon Charles Francois Kreutzer: Composer, dies at 51
  • 1874Thomas Dyke Acland Tellefsen: Composer, dies at 50
  • 1880Benjamin Pierce: US Mathematician / astronomer
  • 1891Charles S Parnell: English / Irish Home Rule Party leader, dies at 45
  • 1892Alfred Tennyson: Writer, dies at 83
  • 1905Ferdinand von Richthofen: German geographer / explorer
  • 1909Dudley Buck: US Organist / composer, dies at 70
  • 1912August Beernaert: Belgian Premier (1884-94, Nobel 1909), dies at 83
  • 1924Jacques Oppenheim: Lawyer, dies at 75
  • 1926Charles Van de Banks: Flemish writer / Poet (Red Horse)
  • 1933Zakhary Petrovich Paliashvili: Composer, dies at 62
  • 1935Frederic Hymen Cowen: Composer, dies at 83
  • 1940Ferdinando Liuzzi: Composer, dies at 55
  • 1943Robert Cooper: Father of Card pitcher Mort and catcher Walker
  • 1947Leevi Antti Madetoya: Composer, dies at 60
  • 1949Robert Lynd [YY]: Irish writer / critic (News Chronicle), dies at 70

Historical events on October 7

  • 0336St. Mark ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1492Columbus misses Florida when he changed course
  • 1506Pope Julius II and France occupy Bologna
  • 15201st public burning of books in the Netherlands, in Louvain
  • 1542Explorer Cabrillo discovered Catalina Island off California coast
  • 1571Battle at Lepanto: Saint League (Spain & Italy) destroys Turkish fleet
  • 1579English royal marriage of Queen Elizabeth I to Duke of Anjou
  • 1637Prince Frederik Henry occupies Breda
  • 1690English attack Quebec under Louis de Buade
  • 1702English / Dutch troops under Marlborough occupy Roermond
  • 1714People riot due to beer tax in Alkmaar Neth
  • 173740 foot waves sink 20,000 small craft and kill 300,000 (Bengal, India)
  • 1763George III of Great Britain issues Proclamation of 1763, closing lands in North America north and west of Alleghenies to white settlement
  • 1765Stamp Act Congress convenes in New York
  • 1777Americans beat Brits in 2nd Battle of Saratoga and Battle of Bemis Hts
  • 1780British defeated by American militia near Kings Mountain, South Carolina
  • 1806Carbon paper patented in London by inventor Ralph Wedgewood
  • 18161st double decked steamboat, Washington, arrives in New Orleans
  • 1826Granite Railway (1st chartered railway in US) begins operations
  • 1840Willem I resigns as King of the Netherlands
  • 1856Cyrus Chambers Jr patents folding machine that folds book and newspapers
  • 1864Naval Engagement at Bahia Harbor Brazil - CSS Florida vs. USS Wachusett
  • 1868Cornell University (Ithaca NY) opens
  • 1879Germany and Austrian-Hungary sign Twofold Covenant
  • 18821st World Series (game 2), Chicago (NL) beats Cincinnati (AA) 2-0
  • 1886Spain abolishes slavery in Cuba
  • 1900The term "orienteering" is 1st used for an event
  • 1904New York Highlander Jack Chesbro wins record 41st game of season (41-12)
  • 1908Crete revolts against Turkey and aligns with Greece
  • 1908Serbia and Montenegro sign anti-Austria-Hungarian pact

Born on October 7

  • 1573William Laud: English Archbishop of Canterbury (1633-45)
  • 1577Ferdinand [of Bayern]: Prince-Bishop of Liege / Archbishop
  • 1698Henri Madin: Composer
  • 1728Caesar Rodney: Delaware, United States -- Judge / signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • 1734Ralph Abercromby: English army commander (Dutch Guyana)
  • 1746William Billings: Boston, Massachusetts -- Hymn composer (Rose of Sharon)
  • 1748Charles XIII: King of Sweden (1809-18) / Norway (1814-18)
  • 1758Paul Anton Wineberger: Composer
  • 1774Ferdinando Orlandi: Composer
  • 1798Jean B Vuillaume: French violin maker (octobas)
  • 1801Adolf Muller: Composer
  • 1802Bernhard Molique: Composer
  • 1817Bushrod Rust Johnson: Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1880
  • 1821Richard Heron Anderson: Lieutenant General (Confederate Army), died in 1879
  • 1821William Sill: With The Underground Railroad
  • 1826William Brimage Bate: US Confederate Brigadier General / (Gov-D-Tenn, 1882-86)
  • 1835Felix Draeseke: Composer
  • 1841Nicolaas Petrovic Njegos: King of Montenegro (1910-18)
  • 1849James Whitcomb Riley: United States -- Poet (Raggedy Man)
  • 1854Christiaan R de Wet: South Africa -- Boer General (Nicholsonsnek)
  • 1866Martha McChesney Berry: United States -- Founded Berry School for Children
  • 1868Fred H Hovey: Tennis champ (US Open-1895)
  • 1870Uncle Dave Macon: Entertainer
  • 1879Joe Hill: Jevla, Sweden -- Organizer (IWW) / songwriter (Union Scab) / martyr
  • 1879Joseph Bovet: Composer
  • 1880Jaime Pahissa: Composer
  • 1885Niels Bohr: Denmark -- Physicist, expanded quantum physics (Nobel 1922)
  • 1886Johannes B Tielrooy: Dutch literary (Chateaubriand)
  • 1887Jack Mulhall: Wappinger Falls, New York -- Actor (Ken Murray Show)
  • 1888Henry A Wallace: (D / P) 33rd VP (1941-45) / founder Progressive Party

Died on October 7

  • 0290[Christian] Sergius: Roman soldier / martyred saint, decapitated
  • 0336Marcus: Bishop of Rome (336)
  • 0929Charles III [the Plain]: King of France (893-929)
  • 1488Andrea del Verrochio: Sculptor / Painter / goldsmith, dies at about 52
  • 1571Ali Pasha: Turkish fleet commander, dies in battle
  • 1612Menso Alting: Dutch reformed vicar / theologist, dies at 70
  • 1639John I Pontanus: Physicist / Historian (Amsterdam), dies at 68
  • 1660Paul Scarron: French, stagewriter (Le Roman Comique), dies at 50
  • 1681Nicolaas Heinsius: Dutch philological / diplomat, dies at 61
  • 1766Andre Cheron: Composer, dies at 71
  • 1777Simon Fraser: English General, dies in battle
  • 1780Patrick Ferguson: English major in SC, dies in battle at 36
  • 1800Gabriel: Slave revolt leader (Virginia), hanged
  • 1811August R van Hekeren van Suideras: Dutch orangist, dies at 68
  • 1849Edgar Allen Poe: Poet (Raven), dies in Baltimore at 40
  • 1864Alexander Gardiner: US Union Brigadier General, dies in battle
  • 1864John Gregg: US judge / Confederate Brigadier General, dies in battle at 36
  • 1887George James Webb: Composer, dies at 84
  • 1890John Hill Hewitt: Composer, dies at 89
  • 1915Samuel Prowse Warren: Composer, dies at 74
  • 1918C Hubert H Parry: Engl musicologist / Composer (Jerusalem), dies at 70
  • 1924Clemens Baeumker: German Historian (Christian Philosophy), dies at 71
  • 1925Hubert Platt Main: Composer, dies at 86
  • 1939Harvey (William) Cushing: US neurologist, dies at 70
  • 1951Anton F Philips: CEO (Philips), dies at 77
  • 1959Mario Lanza: Opera singer, dies at 38 of a heart attack
  • 1959Prime Minister Kassem of Iraq: Assassinated
  • 1962Mauritius Dekker [Boris Robazki]: Writer (Boots in Jail), dies at 66
  • 1963Grace Darmond: Silent screen actress (Below the Surface), dies at 69
  • 1964Eugen Varga: Hungarian / Russian economist / politician, dies at 84