On This Day

What Happened in October 1690

Historical Events

  • Oct 7 English attack Quebec under Louis de Buade
  • Oct 8 Siege of Belgrade, Ottoman troops capture Belgrade
  • Oct 23 Revolt in Haarlem after public ban on smoking

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 8 Jaime de Casellas, Spanish composer, born in Valls, Spain (d. 1764)
  • Oct 19 Giuseppi Maria Carretti, composer
  • Oct 29 Martin Folkes, English antiquarian and mathematician, born in Westminster, London (d. 1754)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 3 Robert Barclay, Scottish writer (b. 1648)
  • Oct 16 Margaretha M Alacoque, French mystic/saint, dies at 43
  • Oct 30 Hieronymus van Beverningk, Dutch general, dies at 76