On This Day

What Happened in October 1730

Historical Events

  • Oct 12 Christian VI succeeds Frederik IV as king of Denmark

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Richard Stockton, American attorney and signer of Declaration of Independence, born in Princeton, New Jersey (d. 1781)
  • Oct 14 Jean-Joseph Rodolphe, Alsatian composer, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1812)
  • Oct 17 Ernestus Weinrauch, German composer (Cain and Abel), organist, and Benedictine priest, born in Donauw√∂rth, Bavaria (now Germany) (d. 1793)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 12 Frederik IV, King of Denmark and Norway (1699-1730), dies at 59
  • Oct 15 Antoine Laumet de La Mothe Cadillac, French explorer in New France, founder of Detroit and Governor of Louisiana, dies at 71
  • Oct 23 Anne Oldfield, English actress (The Maiden Queen), dies from cervical cancer at 47