On This Day

What Happened in October 1751

Historical Events

  • Oct 20 Royal ship Duc de Bourgogne launched at Rochefort

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 16 Frederika Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt, Queen of Prussia (d. 1805)
  • Oct 20 Hendrik van Stralen, Dutch politician
  • Oct 21 David Moritz Michael, composer
  • Oct 30 Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Irish playwright (The Rivals, The School for Scandal) and Whig MP, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1816)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 22 Willem IV KH Friso, prince of Orange-Nassau, dies at 40
  • Oct 26 Philip Doddridge, English Nonconformist clergyman, dies at 49