On This Day

What Happened in October 1758

Historical Events

  • Oct 14 Battle at Hochkirk, Saksen: Austrian army beats Prussia

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 5 Thomas Greatorex, English composer, born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire (d. 1831)
  • Oct 7 Paul Anton Wineberger, composer
  • Oct 11 Wilhelm Olbers, German astronomer and physician, discovered asteroids (Pallas & Vesta), born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1840)

Person of interestNoah Webster

Oct 16 Noah Webster, lexicographer (Webster's Dictionary), born in West Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1843)

Lexicographer Noah Webster
Lexicographer
Noah Webster
  • Oct 26 Louis-Charles-Joseph Rey, French classical cellist and composer, born in Lauzerte, France (d. 1811)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 12 Richard Molesworth, 3rd Viscount Molesworth, British field marshal (b. 1680)
  • Oct 14 Francis Edward James Keith, Scottish soldier and Prussian field marshal, dies at 62
  • Oct 19 Johan H Roman, Finnish/Swedish composer/conductor/violinist, dies