On This Day

What Happened in October 1788

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 11 Simon Sechter, Austrian composer and music theorist, born in Frymburk, Bohemia (d. 1867)
  • Oct 20 Philip Knapton, composer
  • Oct 23 Sarah Hale, founder (Seaman's Aid Society of Boston)
  • Oct 24 Sarah Josepha Hale, American author (Mary Had a Little Lamb), born in Newport, New Hampshire (d. 1879)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 13 Robert Nugent, 1st Earl Nugent, Irish politician and poet (b. 1702)
  • Oct 15 Samuel Greig, Scottish-Russian admiral (b. 1735)
  • Oct 18 Jean-Guillain Cardon, composer, dies at 56