On This Day

What Happened in October 1790

Historical Events


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Oct 18 Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling is granted permission to enroll at the Tübinger Stift at an earlier age than usually permitted

  • Oct 23 Slaves revolt in Haiti (later suppressed)
  • Oct 28 New York gives up claims to Vermont for $30,000

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 3 John Ross, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, born in Turkeytown, Alabama (d. 1866)
  • Oct 8 Waldemar Thrane, Norwegian composer, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1828)
  • Oct 14 Georg Gerson, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1825)
  • Oct 14 Thursday October Christian, son of Fletcher Christian (leader of the historical mutiny on the Bounty), born in Pitcairn Island (d. 1831)
  • Oct 21 Alphonse-Marie Louis de Lamartine, Macon France, writer (René)
  • Oct 22 Jan Ackersdijk, Dutch political economist, born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (d. 1861)
  • Oct 23 Chauncey Allen Goodrich, American clergyman (d. 1860)
  • Oct 30 Karol Joseph Lipinski, Polish composer and virtuoso violinist, born in Radzyń Podlaski, Poland (d. 1861)
  • Oct 30 Rinse Posthumus, Frisian writer and poet, born in Ternaard, Friesland (d. 1859)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 14 William Hooper, American attorney and signer of U.S. Declaration of Independence, dies at 48
  • Oct 19 Lyman Hall, American physician and signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 66
  • Oct 29 Pieter van/of Bleiswijk, pension advisor 1771-87, dies at about 66