On This Day

What Happened in October 1767

Historical Events

  • Oct 18 Boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania, the Mason–Dixon line is agreed upon

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 6 Henri Christophe, President of Haiti (1807-11) and King of Haiti (1811-20), born in Grenada (d. 1820)
  • Oct 21 Francesco Ruggi, composer
  • Oct 23 Benjamin Constant [de Rebeque], French politician and writer (Adolphe), born in Lausanne, Switzerland (d. 1830)
  • Oct 28 Marie Sophie of Hesse-Kassel, queen consort of Denmark and Norway, born in Hanau, Hesse, Germany (d. 1852)

Famous Weddings

  • Oct 4 Prince Willem V marries Prussian princess Wilhelmina

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 18 Joseph Paul Ziegler, Austrian composer, dies at 45