On This Day

What Happened in October 1724

Historical Events


Book releaseHistoric Publication

Oct 13 Jonathan Swift publishes last of Drapier's letters

Author, Poet and Satirist Jonathan Swift
Author, Poet and Satirist
Jonathan Swift
  • Oct 15 Cornelis Steenoven is 1st archbishop of Old Catholic church in Utrecht, The Netherlands

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Oct 31 George Frideric Handel's opera "Tamerlano" premieres at the King's Theatre in London


Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Giovanni Battista Cirri, Italian cellist and composer, born in Forlì, Emilia-Romagna Region, Italy (d. 1808)
  • Oct 31 Christopher Anstey, English poet (The New Bath Guide), born in Brinkley, England (d. 1805)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 2 François-Timoléon de Choisy, French writer (Quatre dialogues sur l'immortalité de l'âme), dies at on his 80th birthday