On This Day

What Happened in October 1755

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 31 Jean Louis van Aelbroeck, Flemish agronomist, born in Zottergem, Belgium (d. 1846)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 4 Samuel von Cocceji, German lawyer, dies
  • Oct 16 Saint Gerard Majella, Catholic saint, dies at 29
  • Oct 22 Elisha Williams, American rector of Yale College (b. 1694)
  • Oct 28 Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, composer, dies at 65