On This Day

What Happened in October 1702

Historical Events

  • Oct 7 British & Dutch troops under Marlborough occupy Roermond
  • Oct 13 Dutch and English troops occupy Li├Ęge
  • Oct 23 Battle of Bay of Vigo: Dutch & English fleet destroy & occupy Spanish silver fleet & French squadron
  • Oct 27 British troops plunder St Augustine, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 17 Walraad the Old, count/soverign of Nassau-Usingen, dies