On This Day

What Happened in October 1653

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 Russian parliament accepts annexation of Ukraine

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 18 Abraham van Riebeeck, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (d. 1713)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 3 Mark Zuesius Boxhorn, Dutch historian, dies at 41
  • Oct 7 Fausto Poli, Italian Catholic priest (b. 1581)