On This Day

What Happened in October 1786

Historical Events

  • Oct 15 Earliest 32°F (0°C) recorded temperature in NYC
  • Oct 20 Harvard University organizes 1st astronomical expedition in US

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 7 Louis-Joseph Papineau, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1871)
  • Oct 11 Stevenson Archer, American judge and Congressmen from Maryland, born in Churchville, Maryland (d. 1848)
  • Oct 30 Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspé, French Canadian writer, born in Quebec City, Quebec (d. 1871)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 2 Augustus Keppel, 1st Viscount Keppel, British admiral, dies at 61
  • Oct 6 Antonio Sacchini, Italian opera composer, dies at 56
  • Oct 17 Johann Ludwig Aberli, Swiss artist (b. 1723)
  • Oct 19 Pietro Alessandro Pavona, composer, dies at 58
  • Oct 31 Princess Amelia Sophia of Great Britain, second daughter of King George II of Great Britain and Caroline of Ansbach, dies at 75