On This Day

What Happened in October 1619

Historical Events

  • Oct 28 Japanese Keichō Embassy headed by Hasekura Tsunenaga leaves Sendai aboard the Japanese-built Date Maru galleon for Acapulco

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 8 Philipp von Zesen, German poet and historian (Bescheibung of Amsterdam), born in Dessau, Germany (d. 1689)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 14 Samuel Daniel, English poet (b. 1562)