On This Day

What Happened in October 1754

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 16 Morgan Lewis, Governor of New York (1804-07) (d. 1844)

Person of interestJohn Laurens

Oct 28 John Laurens, American soldier, diplomat and abolitionist, born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1782)

Soldier, Diplomat and Abolitionist John Laurens
Soldier, Diplomat and Abolitionist
John Laurens

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 4 Tanacharison, Catawba Indian chief
  • Oct 8 Henry Fielding, English novelist (Joseph Andrews, Tom Jones), dies at 47
  • Oct 28 Friedrich von Hagedorn, German poet (Versuch einiger Poem), dies at 46