October 11: Henry Bristow

October 11: Henry Bristow, who served with the famed 7th New York State National Guard during the Civil War, and went on to be elected a Congressman, died on this date in 1906.

October 7: John Reisenweber

October 7: John Reisenweber was born on this date in 1851; he would become a famed restauranteur, inventing the modern cabaret with such stars as Gracie Fields and Sophie Tucker, introducing the dance floor for patrons, and creating the cover charge to pay for the entertainment.