On This Day

What Happened in October 1784

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 14 Ferdinand VII, King of Spain, born in El Escorial, Spain (d. 1833)
  • Oct 15 Thomas Hastings, American composer, born in Washington, Connecticut (d. 1872)
  • Oct 15 Thomas Robert Bugeaud, Marshal of France and duke of Isly, born in Limoges, France (d. 1849)
  • Oct 19 John McLoughlin, Hudson's Bay Co pioneer in Oregon Country
  • Oct 19 Leigh Hunt, British writer

Person of interestHenry John Temple

Oct 20 Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, British Prime Minister (1855-58 and 1859-65), born in Westminster, Middlesex (d. 1865)

British Prime Minister Henry John Temple
British Prime Minister
Henry John Temple