On October 15:
70 BC The Roman poet Virgil, was born.
A bust of Virgil, from the entrance to his tomb.
1844 German philosopher –Friedrich Nietzsche was born.
1877 Sir George Grey became Premier of New Zealand.
1878 The Edison Electric Light Company began operation.
1881 English author – P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse was born.
1905 English author C. P. (Charles Percy) Snow was born.
1908 Canadian born US economist John Kenneth Galbraith was born.
1920 Mario Puzo, US author, was born.
1924 US industrialist – Lee Iacocca was born.
1928 The airship, the Graf Zeppelin completed its first trans-Atlantic flight.
1959 Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, was born.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia.