On This Day

What Happened in October 1682

Historical Events

  • Oct 19 English Lord Shaftesbury flees to Holland

Historic Event

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 29 Pierre Fran├žois Xavier de Charlevoix, French Jesuit priest and historian, born in Saint-Quentin, Picardy, Kingdom of France (d. 1761) [some sources cite birth as Oct 24]

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 15 John Ferrabosco, English organist at Ely Cathedral and composer, dies at 56
  • Oct 19 Thomas Browne, English philosopher and writer (Garden of Cyrus), dies at 77