On This Day

What Happened in October 1744

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 4 Domenico Corri, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1825)
  • Oct 6 James McGill, Scottish-Canadian businessman and philanthropist, born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1813)
  • Oct 7 Sergey Vyazmitinov, Russian general and statesman (d. 1819)
  • Oct 27 Mary Moser, English painter (Flowers Still Life), born in London (d. 1819)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 18 Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, close friend of Queen Anne of Great Britain, dies at 84
  • Oct 31 Leonardo Ortensio Salvatore de Leo, Italian opera composer, dies at 50