On This Day

What Happened on October 10, 1780

Historical Events

  • Great Hurricane of 1780 kills 20,000 to 30,000 in the Caribbean, hitting Barbados first. Atlantic's deadliest recorded hurricane.

Famous Birthdays

  • John Abercrombie, Scottish physician, born in Aberdeen (d. 1844)
1780 Highlights

About October 10, 1780

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 239 years, 9 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Libra