On This Day

What Happened in October 1687

Historical Events

  • Oct 11 Hungary accepts Habsburg sovereignty

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 14 Robert Simson, Scottish mathematician (Simson line), born in West Kilbride, Ayrshire, Scotland (d. 1768)
  • Oct 21 Nicolaus I Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1759)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 13 Geminiano Montanari, Italian astronomer (b. 1633)
  • Oct 21 Edmund Waller, English poet/plotter (Waller's plot), dies
  • Oct 27 Renatus Rapinus [RenĂ© Rapin], French Jesuit theologian and poet (Hortorum libri IV), dies at 65