On This Day

What Happened in October 1691

Historical Events

  • Oct 3 English & Dutch army occupies Limerick Ireland
  • Oct 17 New royal charter for Massachusetts, now including Maine, Plymouth

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Arthur Onslow, English politician (Speaker of the House of Commons 1728-61), born in Kensington, London (d. 1768)
  • Oct 28 Peter Tordenskjold, Norwegian naval hero, born in Trondheim, Denmark-Norway (d. 1720)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 9 William Sacheverell, English statesman (b. 1638)
  • Oct 10 Isaac de Benserade, French poet, dies at 77