On This Day

What Happened in October 1703

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestJonathan Edwards

Oct 5 Jonathan Edwards, Christian preacher, philosopher, and theologian (Original Sin), born in East Windsor, Connecticut Colony (d. 1758)

Christian Preacher and Philosopher Jonathan Edwards
Christian Preacher and Philosopher
Jonathan Edwards
  • Oct 28 Antoine Deparcieux, French mathematician, born in Portes, Gard, France (d. 1768)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 3 Pieter van Wooden, Amersfoorts rebel leader, beheaded
  • Oct 3 Richard Saab, Amersfoorts rebel leader, beheaded
  • Oct 14 Thomas Hansen Kingo, Danish poet (b. 1634)

Person of interestJohn Wallis

Oct 28 John Wallis, English mathematician and cryptographer who introduced ∞ as a symbol for infinity, dies at 86

Mathematician and Cryptographer John Wallis
Mathematician and Cryptographer
John Wallis