On This Day

What Happened in October 1651

Historical Events

  • Oct 9 English parliament passes Navigation Act

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Oct 17 Future King Charles II flees from England

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • Oct 27 English troops occupy Limerick, Ireland

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 6 Heinrich Albert, German composer (Arien oder Melodien), dies at 47
  • Oct 7 Jacques Sirmond, French scholar and Jesuit, dies at 92
  • Oct 8 Isaac Elsevier, book publisher, dies at 55
  • Oct 10 Philippus Rovenius [Rouveen], apostole, dies at 77
  • Oct 22 Jacob Praetorius, composer, dies at 65
  • Oct 27 Jan III van Foreest, Dutch lawyer, poet and mayor of Hoorn, dies at 65