On This Day

What Happened in October 1671

Historical Events

  • Oct 25 Giovanni Cassini discovers Iapetus, satellite of Saturn

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Luigi Guido Grandi, Italian mathematician and monk, born in Cremona, Italy (d. 1742)
  • Oct 11 Frederik IV, King of Denmark and Norway (1699-1730), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1730)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 26 Sir John Gell, 1st Baronet, English politician (b. 1593)