On This Day

What Happened in October 1726

Historical Events

Historic Event

Oct 11 Benjamin Franklin returns to Philadelphia from England

Historic Publication

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


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