On This Day

What Happened in October 1538

Historical Events

  • Oct 28 The first university in the New World, the Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino, is established on Hispaniola

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 2 Saint Charles Borromeo, Italian cardinal and Archbishop of Milan (1564-84), born in Arona, Milan, Italy (d. 1584)
  • Oct 31 Caesar Baronius, Italian cardinal and historian, born in Sora, Italy (d. 1607)