On This Day

What Happened in October 1765

Historical Events

  • Oct 7 Stamp Act Congress (First Congress of the American Colonies) convenes in New York City to devise a unified protest against new British taxation
  • Oct 19 Stamp Act Congress meets in New York City, writes the Declaration of Rights and Grievances

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 8 Harman Blennerhassett, Irish lawyer, born in Hampshire, England (d. 1831)
  • Oct 16 Fédéric-Nicolas Duvernoy, French horn player and composer, born in Montbéliard, County of Montbéliard (d. 1838)
  • Oct 22 Daniel Steibelt, German pianist and composer, born in Berlin (d. 1823)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 10 Lionel Sackville, 1st Duke of Dorset, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, dies at 77
  • Oct 20 William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, English supreme commander, dies at 44
  • Oct 21 Giovanni Paolo Pannini, Italian painter and architect, dies at 73
  • Oct 31 Duke of Cumberland, English politician/uncle of George III, dies