What Happened in October 1772

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Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 30 Captain James Cook arrives with ship Resolution in Capetown

Captain/Explorer James Cook
Captain/Explorer
James Cook

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 4 Francois-Louis Perne, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 21 Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet (Rime of Ancient Mariner), born in Ottery St Mary, Devon (d. 1834)

Poet, Critic, and Philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Poet, Critic, and Philosopher
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Oct 25 Corneille Vander Planken, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 7 John Woolman, American Quaker preacher and abolitionist (b. 1720)
  • Oct 8 Jean-Joseph Cassenea de Mondonville, composer, dies at 60