On This Day

What Happened in October 1785

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 8 Arvid August Afzelius, Swedish poet and historian, born in Fjällåkra, Sweden (d. 1871)
  • Oct 15 José Miguel Carrera, 1st President of Chile (1811-14), born in Santiago, Chile (d. 1821)
  • Oct 18 Thomas Love Peacock, English author (Headlong Hall)
  • Oct 20 George Ormerod, English historian and antiquarian (d. 1873)
  • Oct 31 George F Kersting, German painter, born in Güstrow, Germany (d. 1847)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 4 David Brearly, American statesman (b. 1703)
  • Oct 24 Jean-Jacques Robson, Flemish composer, dies at 64
  • Oct 30 Gustaf P Creutz, Swedish diplomat/poet (Daphne), dies at 54