On This Day

What Happened in October 1794

Historical Events

  • Oct 9 French troops occupy Hertogenbosch
  • Oct 29 French troops occupy Venlo (modern south east Netherlands)

Historic Event

Oct 31 John Dalton's first lecture to Manchester Literary/Philosophical Society

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 10 William Whiting Boardman, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut), born in New Milford, Connecticut (d. 1871)
  • Oct 13 Anselm H├╝ttenbrenner, Austrian composer, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1868)
  • Oct 18 Ferdinand Lukas Schubert, composer
  • Oct 23 Joseph Panny, Austrian violinist and composer, born in Kollmitzberg, Austria (d. 1838)
  • Oct 24 Friedrich Balduin von Gagern, German-Dutch army commandant, born in Weilburg, Germany (d. 1848)
  • Oct 26 Konstantin Thon, Russian architect (Grand Kremlin Palace), born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1881)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 12 James Lyon, American composer, dies at 59
  • Oct 20 James Adam, Scottish architect and furniture designer, (partnership with brother Robert Adam) dies at about 64