What Happened in October 1769

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Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 8 Captain James Cook lands in New Zealand (Poverty Bay)

Captain/Explorer James Cook
Captain/Explorer
James Cook

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 6 Isaac Brock, British Army officer (successfully defended Upper Canada in War of 1812), born in St Peter Port, Guernsey (d. 1812)

British Army Officer and Administrator Isaac Brock
British Army Officer and Administrator
Isaac Brock
  • Oct 7 Solomon Sibley, American politician (d. 1846)
  • Oct 13 Horace H Hayden, cofounded 1st dental college

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 9 Marianus Konigsperger, composer, dies at 60