On This Day

What Happened in October 1782

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 9 Lewis Cass, American military officer and politician (U.S. Senator-Michigan), born in Exeter, New Hampshire (d. 1866)
  • Oct 11 Steen Steensen Blicher, Danish poet and short-story writer (E Binddstouw), born in Vium, Denmark (d. 1848)
  • Oct 25 Levi Lincoln, Jr., American lawyer and 13th Governor of Massachusetts (1825-34), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1868)
  • Oct 27 Niccolo Paganini, Italian composer and violin virtuoso (Princess Lucca), born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1840)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 2 Charles Lee, British and U.S. general (b. 1732)
  • Oct 23 Joseph Riepel, Austrian-born German composer, dies at 73