What Happened in October 1728

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Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 3 Charles G Chevalier d'Eon de Beaumont, French spy/transvestite
  • Oct 7 Caesar Rodney, Delaware, judge/signer (Declaration of Independence)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 27 James Cook, British explorer, navigator and cartographer who was the first European to explore much of Australia, the Pacific Islands and New Zealand, born in Marton, Yorkshire, England (d. 1779)

Captain/Explorer James Cook
Captain/Explorer
James Cook

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 8 Anne Danican Philidor, French composer, dies at 47