What Happened in October 1789

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 2 George Washington transmits the proposed Constitutional amendments (The United States Bill of Rights) to the States for ratification

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • Oct 3 Washington proclaims 1st national Thanksgiving Day on Nov 26
  • Oct 5 French Revolution: Women of Paris march to Versailles in the March on Versailles to confront Louis XVI about his refusal to promulgate the decrees on the abolition of feudalism, demand bread, and have the King and his court moved to Paris
  • Oct 6 French Revolution: Louis XVI returns to Paris from Versailles after being confronted by the Parisian women on 5 October
  • Oct 15 1st presidental tour-George Washington in New England

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 3 Francis Hoyt Gregory, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), (d. 1866)
  • Oct 8 John Ruggles, American politician (d. 1874)
  • Oct 8 William John Swainson, English naturalist and artist (d. 1855)
  • Oct 14 Constant van Crombrugghe, Flemish monastery founder
  • Oct 16 William Burton, Governor of Delaware (1859-63) (d. 1866)
  • Oct 18 Giovanni Tadolini, composer
  • Oct 24 Jean C Baud, gov-gen of Dutch-Indies (1834-6)
  • Oct 24 Ramon Carnicer y Batlle, composer
  • Oct 26 Joseph Mayseder, composer
  • Oct 28 Johann Schneider, German composer and organist (d. 1864)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 26 Lexicographer Noah Webster (31) weds Rebecca Greenleaf

Lexicographer Noah Webster
Noah Webster

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 10 Pierre-Louis Couperin, composer, dies at 34
  • Oct 24 Joaquin de Oxinaga, composer, dies at 69
  • Oct 24 Lucretia W van Winter-van Merken, Dutch poet, dies at 68
  • Oct 27 John Cook, American farmer and Governor of Delaware (b. 1730)