What Happened in October 1726

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Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 11 Benjamin Franklin returns to Philadelphia from England

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Oct 28 "Gulliver's Travels" by Jonathan Swift is published by Benjamin Motte in London

Author, Poet and Satirist Jonathan Swift
Author, Poet and Satirist
Jonathan Swift


Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 14 Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham, English sailor and politician, born in Leith, Midlothian, Scotland (d. 1813)
  • Oct 16 Daniel Chodowiecki, Polish painter (d. 1801)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 16 Giovanni Maria Capelli, Italian composer, dies at 77