On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1740

Historical Events

  • Chinese assault on Diestpoort, Batavia

Famous Birthdays

  • Michel-Julien Mathieu, French composer, born in Fontainebleau, France (d. 1777)
1740 Highlights

About October 8, 1740

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 281 years and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Libra