On This Day

What Happened in October 1749

Historical Events

  • Oct 26 Georgia Colony reverses itself & rules slavery is legal

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 4 Jean-Louis Duport, French cellist and composer, born in France (d. 1819)

Famous Weddings

Samuel Adams

Oct 17 US revolutionary Samuel Adams (27) weds Elizabeth Checkley

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 4 Franz Freiherr von der Trenck, Austrian soldier (b. 1711)
  • Oct 26 Louis-Nicholas Clerambault, French composer/organist, dies at 72