What Happened in Oct 1854

  • Great Fire of Newcastle and Gateshead

    On the morning of Friday, the 6th inst., between twelve and one o’clock, a fire broke out in the worsted manufactory of Messrs. Wilson and Sons, in... Read more

  • Lincoln Delivers Peoria Speech

    Speech on the Repeal of the Missouri Compromise Abraham Lincoln Speech at Peoria, Illinois October 16, 1854 The repeal of the Missouri... Read more

  • Oscar Wilde Is Born

    Oscar Wilde was born at 21 Westland Row, Dublin (now home of the Oscar Wilde Centre, Trinity College, Dublin) the second of three children born to... Read more

  • Jeannette's Creek Train Wreck

    The scene presented after the collision was a horrible one. Intermixed with the fragments of the broken cars, dead bodies lay in profusion, many of... Read more