What Happened in October 1769

Historical Events

Historic Discovery

Oct 8 Captain James Cook lands in New Zealand at Poverty Bay on the East Coast of the North Island

Famous Birthdays

Isaac Brock

Oct 6 Isaac Brock, British Army officer (successfully defended Upper Canada in War of 1812), born in St Peter Port, Guernsey (d. 1812)

  • Oct 7 Solomon Sibley, American politician (d. 1846)
  • Oct 13 Horace H. Hayden, 1st American licensed dentist and cofounds 1st dental college, born in Windsor, Connecticut (d. 1844)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 9 Marianus Königsperger, German composer, dies at 60