What Happened in October 1790

Historical Events

  • Oct 23 Slaves revolt in Haiti (later suppressed)
  • Oct 28 New York gives up claims to Vermont for $30,000

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 3 John Ross, Chief of the Cherokee Nation (d. 1866)
  • Oct 8 Waldemar Thrane, composer
  • Oct 10 George Gerson, composer
  • Oct 14 Thursday October Christian (d. 1831)
  • Oct 21 Alphonse-Marie Louis de Lamartine, Macon France, writer (RenĂ©)
  • Oct 22 Jan Ackersdijk, Dutch political economist
  • Oct 23 Chauncey Allen Goodrich, American clergyman (d. 1860)
  • Oct 30 Karol Joseph Lipinski, composer
  • Oct 30 Rinse Posthumus, Frisian writer

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 14 William Hooper, US attorney/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 48
  • Oct 19 Lyman Hall, US physician/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 66
  • Oct 29 Pieter van/of Bleiswijk, pension advisor 1771-87, dies at about 66