On This Day

What Happened in October 1646

Historical Events

  • Oct 28 First Protestant church assembly for American Indians established in Massachusetts

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 2 Guillaume Poitevin, French composer and teacher, born in Boulbon, France (d. 1706)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 3 Virgilio Mazzocchi, composer, dies at 49
  • Oct 9 Baltasar Carlos, son of Spanish King Philip IV, dies of smallpox at 16
  • Oct 12 Fran├žois de Bassompierre, marshal of France, dies at 67
  • Oct 18 Isaac Jogues, French Jesuit missionary (b. 1607)
  • Oct 28 William Dobson, English portrait painter, dies at about 35 (b. 1610)