What Happened in October 1773

Historical Events

  • Oct 12 America's first asylum opens for 'Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds' in Virginia
  • Oct 13 The Whirlpool Galaxy was discovered by Charles Messier
  • Oct 14 The first recorded Ministry of Education, the Komisja Edukacji Narodowej (Polish for Commission of National Education), is formed in Poland.
  • Oct 14 American Revolutionary War: The United Kingdom's East India Company tea ships' cargo are burned at Annapolis, Maryland.

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 6 King Louis-Philippe of France (d. 1850)
  • Oct 23 Pietro Generali, composer

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 10 American revolution patriot Paul Revere (38) weds Rachel Walker in Boston, Massachusetts

American Patriot Paul Revere
American Patriot
Paul Revere

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 21 Johann Conrad Schlaun, German barok architect, dies at 78
  • Oct 26 Amédée-François Frézier, French military engineer and explorer (b. 1682)