What Happened in October 1542

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Historical Events

  • Oct 7 Explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo discovered Catalina Island off California coast

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 4 Roberto Bellarmino, Italian saint/theologist (Doctor of the Church)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 15 Akbar, 3rd Mughal Emperor of India (1556-1605), born in Umerkot, Sindh (d. 1605)

Mughal Emperor Akbar
Mughal Emperor
Akbar

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 6 Thomas Wyatt, English poet (b. 1503)
  • Oct 27 Abraham ben Avigdor, rabbi/author (commentary on Tur), dies