October 1656 in History

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Events in History

  • Oct 2 English North American colony of Connecticut passes law against Quakers
  • Oct 24 Treaty of Vilnius: Russia & Poland sign anti-Swedish covenant

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 20 Nicolas de Largillière, French painter (d. 1746)

Deaths in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 3 Myles Standish, Plymouth Colony leader, dies of strangury at 72

Military Leader of Plymouth Colony Myles Standish
Military Leader of Plymouth Colony
Myles Standish
  • Oct 8 Johann Georg I, ruler of Saxon (1611-56, Peace of Prague), dies at 71