On This Day

What Happened in October 1694

Historical Events

  • Oct 23 American colonial forces, led by Sir William Phipps, fail to seize Quebec

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 26 Johan Helmich Roman, Swedish composer, conductor and violinist, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1758)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 12 Matsuo Basho, greatest Japanese haiku poet, dies
  • Oct 16 Samuel Freiherr von Pufendorf, German lawyer, dies at 62