October 1799 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 2 Duke of York & Russians capture Alkmaar in Netherlands
  • Oct 6 Battle of Castricum: Franco-Dutch army beats British-Russian army
  • Oct 9 Sinking of British frigate HMS Lutine, with the loss of 240 men and a cargo worth £1,200,000 off Dutch coast.
  • Oct 10 Convention of Alkmaar: British/Russian invasion army departs
  • Oct 22 Russia leaves second anti-French Coalition

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 1 Rufus Choate, US, lawyer (Hall of Fame)
  • Oct 5 Anthony G O Ridder Van Rappard, Dutch Min of Reformed Worship
  • Oct 30 Ignace Bourget, bishop of Montreal (d. 1885)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 5 Antonio Dinis da Cruz e Silva, Portuguese poet (O Hissope), dies at 68
  • Oct 23 William Paca, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 58