On This Day

What Happened on October 28, 1703

Famous Birthdays

  • Antoine Deparcieux, French mathematician, born in Portes, Gard, France (d. 1768)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestJohn Wallis

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

1703 Highlights

About October 28, 1703

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 316 years, 9 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Scorpio