On This Day

What Happened in October 1682

Historical Events

  • Oct 19 English Lord Shaftesbury flees to Holland

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Oct 26 William Penn accepts area around Delaware River from Duke of York

English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William Penn
English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania
William Penn

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 29 Pierre Fran├žois Xavier de Charlevoix, French Jesuit prince and historian, born in Saint-Quentin, Picardy, Kingdom of France (d. 1761)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 15 John Ferrabosco, composer, dies at 56
  • Oct 19 Thomas Browne, English writer (b. 1605)