On This Day

What Happened in October 1692

Historical Events


USASalem Witch Trials

Oct 29 Court of Oyer and Terminer, convened for Salem witch trials, dissolved

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Dramatic lithograph of the Salem witch trials produced in 1892
Dramatic lithograph of the Salem witch trials produced in 1892
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Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 8 Antonio Palella, Italian composer and harpsichordist, born in San Giovanni a Teduccio, Naples, Italy (d. 1761)
  • Oct 25 Elisabeth Farnese, Princess of Parma and Queen of Spain (1714-24), born in Palazzo della Pilotta, Parma (d. 1766)
  • Oct 31 Comte de Caylus, French archaeologist, born in Paris (d. 1765)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 12 Giovanni Battista Vitali, Italian composer, dies at 60