On This Day

What Happened in October 1683

Historical Events

  • Oct 3 The Qing Dynasty naval commander Shi Lang reaches Taiwan (under the Kingdom of Tungning) to receive the formal surrender of Zheng Keshuang and Liu Guoxuan after the Battle of Penghu.
  • Oct 6 13 Mennonite families from Germany found Germantown, Philadelphia

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 25 Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton, British politician, born in London (d. 1757)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 8 Philipp Friedrich Boddecker, German composer and organist, dies at 76