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)

Person of interestArthur Phillip

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

1st Governor of New South Wales Arthur Phillip
1st Governor of New South Wales
Arthur Phillip
  • Oct 14 Giovanni Zanotti, Italian composer, born in Bologna (d. 1817)