On This Day

What Happened in October 1754

Famous Birthdays

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

John Laurens

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


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