On This Day

What Happened in October 1738

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 6 Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, second child of Francis I Holy Roman Emperor, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1789)
  • Oct 10 Benjamin West, Anglo-American painter (Death of General Wolfe), born in Springfield, Province of Pennsylvania (d. 1820)

Arthur Phillip

Oct 11 Arthur Phillip, British admiral, 1st Governor of New South Wales (1788-92), born in Cheapside, London (d. 1814)

  • Oct 14 Giovanni Zanotti, Italian composer, born in Bologna (d. 1817)