On This Day

What Happened in October 1719

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 17 Jacques Cazotte, French writer (d. 1792)
  • Oct 20 Gottfried Achenwall, German lawyer, statistician and economist
  • Oct 26 Joaquín Martínez de Oxinagas, composer, born in Bilbao, Basque Country (d. 1789)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 14 Arnold Houbraken, Dutch painter and writer, dies at 59