On This Day

What Happened in October 1746

Historical Events

  • Oct 11 Battle of Rocoux: French defeat British, Austrian and Dutch armies
  • Oct 22 Princeton University (NJ) received its charter
  • Oct 28 Peruvian cities of Lima and Callao demolished by earthquake, 18,000 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 7 William Billings, American hymn composer (Rose of Sharon), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1800)
  • Oct 27 Georg Anton Kreusser, German composer, born in Triefenstein, Germany (d. 1810)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 2 Josiah Burchett, English Secretary of the Admiralty
  • Oct 14 Francois Fagel, lawyer/statesman, dies at 86