On This Day

What Happened in October 1636

Historical Events

  • Oct 4 Battle at Wittstock, Brandenburg: Sweden beat Ferdinand III
  • Oct 4 In Massachusetts the Plymouth Colony's 1st law drafted
  • Oct 28 Harvard University, Cambridge, founded by a vote of the Massachusetts General Court

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 31 Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria (1651-79), born in Schleissheim Palace, Bavaria (d. 1679)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 19 Marcin Kazanowski, Polish politician