October 1774 in History

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Events in History

  • Oct 14 1st Continental Congress makes Declaration of Colonial Rights in Philadelphia
  • Oct 20 American Continental Congress orders discouragement of entertainment
  • Oct 21 First display of the word "Liberty" on a flag, raised by colonists in Taunton, Massachusetts and which was in defiance of British rule in Colonial America.
  • Oct 26 First Continental Congress adjourns in Philadelphia
  • Oct 26 Minutemen organized in US colonies

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 14 Hubert MAJ van Asch van Wijck, Dutch politician
  • Oct 18 Adolf Muller, German dramatist and critic, born near Weissenfels (d. 1829)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 13 Willem Bentinck, mister of Rhoon/Pendrecht/Orangist, dies at 69
  • Oct 23 Michel Benoist, French Jesuit missionary and scientist (b. 1715)