What Happened in October 1758

Historical Events

  • 14th Battle at Hochkirk, Saksen: Austrian army beats Prussia

Famous Birthdays

  • 5th Thomas Greatorex, composer
  • 7th Paul Anton Wineberger, composer
  • 11th Wilhelm Olbers, discovered asteroids (Pallas & Vesta)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

16th Noah Webster, lexicographer (Webster's Dictionary), born in West Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1843)

Lexicographer Noah Webster
Lexicographer
Noah Webster
  • 26th Louis-Charles-Joseph Rey, composer

Famous Deaths

  • 12th Richard Molesworth, 3rd Viscount Molesworth, British field marshal (b. 1680)
  • 14th Francis Edward James Keith, Scottish soldier and Prussian field marshal (b. 1696)
  • 19th Johan H Roman, Finnish/Swedish composer/conductor/violinist, dies