On This Day

What Happened in October 1662

Historical Events

Historic Event

Oct 17 Charles II of Great Britain sells Dunkirk to France for 2.5 million livres (320,000 English pounds)

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 18 Matthew Henry, English non-conformist minister (d. 1714)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 21 Henry Lawes, composer, dies at 66