On This Day

What Happened in October 1678

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 10 John Campbell, 2nd duke of Argyll and field marshal (Union of 1707), born in Ham House, Petersham, Surrey (d. 1743)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 2 Wu San-kuei, gen, invited Manchus to China, dies trying to expel them
  • Oct 12 Edmund Berry Godfrey, English magistrate (b. 1621)
  • Oct 18 Cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, dies at 63
  • Oct 18 Jacob Jordaens, Flemish baroque painter, dies at 85
  • Oct 26 John Jenkins, composer, dies