What Happened in October 1787

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 Russians under Suvorov defeat the Turks at Kinburn.
  • Oct 2 Maagden House opens in Amsterdam
  • Oct 10 Amsterdam surrenders to Prussian invasion army
  • Oct 17 Boston blacks, petition legislature for equal school facilities
  • Oct 26 "Federalist Papers" published, calls for ratification of United States' Constitution
  • Oct 27 Federalist letters start appearing in New York newspapers
  • Oct 29 Opera "Don Giovanni" is produced (Prague)

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 4 Francois P G Guizot, French historian/politician
  • Oct 30 Karl Guhr, German composer (d. 1848)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 5 Thomas Stone, US attorney/signer (Dec of Ind), dies at about 44
  • Oct 7 Henry Muhlenberg, German-born founder of the U.S. Lutheran Church (b. 1711)
  • Oct 30 Ferdinando Galiani, Italian economist/philosopher/diplomat, dies at 58