On This Day

What Happened in October 1766

Historical Events

  • Oct 30 St. Paul's Chapel in New York is consecrated

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 9 Bedrich Divis Weber, Bohemian composer and musicologist, born in Velichov, Czech Republic (d. 1842)
  • Oct 23 Emmanuel, marquis de Grouchy, French general and marshal, born in Paris (d. 1847)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 7 Andre Cheron, French composer organist and harpsichordist, dies at 71