What Happened in October 1800

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 Spain cedes Louisiana to France in a secret treaty
  • Oct 17 Dutch colony Curacao transfererd to Great Britain

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Lars Levi Laestadius, Swedish-born botanist and founder of Laestadianism (d. 1861)

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Oct 2 Nat Turner, American leader of a major slave rebellion in 1831, born in Southampton County, Virginia (d. 1831)

Rebel Slave Nat Turner
Rebel Slave
Nat Turner

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Oct 3 George Bancroft, American historian (History of the United States), born in Worcester Massachusetts (d. 1891)

Father of U.S. History George Bancroft
Father of U.S. History
George Bancroft
  • Oct 25 Thomas Babington Macaulay, England, poet/historian (Ivry, Naaseby)
  • Oct 26 Helmuth K B von Moltke, Prussian general-fieldmarshal
  • Oct 27 Benjamin Franklin Wade, MC (Union), (d. 1878)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 7 Gabriel, slave revolt leader (Virginia), hanged
  • Oct 28 Artemas Ward, American politician and soldier (major general during the American Revolutionary War), dies at 72