On This Day

What Happened in October 1659

Historical Events

  • Oct 12 English "Rump" Parliament dismisses John Lambert and other Parliamentary generals
  • Oct 13 Major general John Lambert drives out English Rump government

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 8 Jean de Quen, French Jesuit missionary to New France, dies in Quebec City

Abel Tasman

Oct 10 Abel Tasman, Dutch seafarer and explorer (1st European to sight Tasmania, New Zealand and Fiji), dies around the age of 55

  • Oct 31 John Bradshaw, English judge (b. 1602)