On This Day

What Happened in October 1701

Historical Events

  • Oct 9 Collegiate School of Ct (Yale U), chartered in New Haven

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 15 Marie-Marguerite d'Youville, first native Canadian canonized (founded the Order of Sisters of Charity of Montreal), born in Varennes, Quebec (d. 1771)
  • Oct 18 Charles le Beau, French historian (d. 1778)
  • Oct 22 Maria Amalia of Austria, Holy Roman Empire Empress as the spouse of Emperor Charles VII, born in Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Archduchy of Austria, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1756)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 3 Joseph Williamson, English politician (b. 1633)
  • Oct 13 Andreas Anton Schmelzer, Austrian composer, dies at 47