On This Day

What Happened in October 1772

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 30 Captain James Cook arrives with ship Resolution in Capetown

Explorer James Cook
Explorer
James Cook

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 4 Fran├žois-Louis Perne, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1832)

Person of interestSamuel Taylor Coleridge

Oct 21 Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English romantic poet (Rime of Ancient Mariner), born in Ottery St Mary, Devon (d. 1834)

Poet, Critic and Philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Poet, Critic and Philosopher
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Oct 25 Corneille Vander Planken, Belgian violinist and composer (d. 1849)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 7 John Woolman, American Quaker preacher and abolitionist, dies of smallpox at 51
  • Oct 8 Jean-Joseph Cassenea de Mondonville, composer, dies at 60