On This Day

What Happened in October 1609

Historical Events

  • Oct 12 Children's rhyme "Three Blind Mice" published in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 5 Paul Fleming, German poet, born in Hartenstein, Saxony (d. 1640)
  • Oct 26 William Sprague, English co-founder of Charlestown, Massachusetts (d. 1675)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 1 Gianmatteo Asola, Italian composer
  • Oct 19 Jacobus Arminius, [Jacob Hermans], theologist, dies at about 49