What Happened in October 1774

Historical Events

  • Oct 14 1st Continental Congress makes Declaration of Colonial Rights in Philadelphia
  • Oct 20 American Continental Congress orders discouragement of entertainment
  • Oct 21 First display of the word "Liberty" on a flag, raised by colonists in Taunton, Massachusetts and which was in defiance of British rule in Colonial America.
  • Oct 26 First Continental Congress adjourns in Philadelphia
  • Oct 26 Minute Men organized in colonies

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 7 Ferdinando Orlandi, composer
  • Oct 14 Hubert MAJ van Asch van Wijck, Dutch politician
  • Oct 18 Adolf Muller, German dramatist and critic, born near Weissenfels (d. 1829)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 10 Composer Antonio Salieri (24) weds Therese Helferstorfer

Composer Antonio Salieri
Antonio Salieri

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 13 Willem Bentinck, mister of Rhoon/Pendrecht/Orangist, dies at 69
  • Oct 16 Robert Fergusson, Scottish songwriter (Scottish Poems), dies
  • Oct 23 Michel Benoist, French Jesuit missionary and scientist (b. 1715)