On This Day

What Happened in October 1756

Historical Events

  • Oct 15 Saxon army surrenders to Prussia

Historic Event

Oct 31 Giacomo Casanova escapes from prison in Venice by climbing onto the roof

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 2 Jacob van Strij, Dutch cartoonist and graphic artist, born in Dordrecht, Dutch Republic (d. 1815)
  • Oct 2 Józef Javurek, Polish-Russian composer, born in Benešov, Czech Republic (d. 1840)
  • Oct 28 ALF [Gordon Shumway], fictional Melmacian Alien Life Form from the American sitcom "ALF"

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 26 Johann Theodor Romhild, German composer and organist, dies at 72