On This Day

What Happened in October 1728

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 5 Chevalier d'Éon [Charles-Geneviève-Louis-Auguste-André-Timothée d'Éon de Beaumont], French spy, diplomat, and transvestite, born in Tonnerre, France (d. 1810)
  • Oct 7 Caesar Rodney, Delaware, judge/signer (Declaration of Independence)

James Cook

Oct 27 James Cook, British explorer, navigator and cartographer who was the first European to explore much of Australia, the Pacific Islands and New Zealand, born in Marton, Yorkshire, England (d. 1779)


Famous Deaths

  • Oct 8 Anne Danican Philidor, French composer (Concert Spirituel), dies at 47