On This Day

What Happened in October 1795

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 France annexes Southern Netherlands
  • Oct 1 Belgium is conquered by France.
  • Oct 2 Tula (leader slave uprising) sentence to death in Curacao
  • Oct 16 M von B√∂hms "Oorlogscantate" premieres
  • Oct 24 3rd Partition of Poland, between Austria, Prussia & Russia
  • Oct 26 The Directoire, a five-man revolutionary government of France, is created
  • Oct 27 Pinckney's Treaty [Treaty of San Lorenzo] signed by Spain and US, establishing the southern boundary of the US and giving Americans right to navigate the Mississippi River

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 5 Alexander Keith, Scottish-Canadian politician (4th Mayor of Halifax) and brewer (founder of the Alexander Keith's Nova Scotia Brewery), born in Halkirk, Caithness, Highland, Scotland (d. 1873)
  • Oct 15 Frederick William IV, King of Prussia (1840-61) and Germany (1849-61), born in Berlin (d. 1861)
  • Oct 16 William Buell Sprague, American clergyman and author (d. 1876)
  • Oct 26 Nikolaos Mantzaros, Italian-Greek composer, born in Corfu Island, Greece (d. 1872)
  • Oct 28 Leonardus Antonius Lightenvelt, Dutch politician, born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (d. 1873)

John Keats

Oct 31 John Keats, English Romantic poet (Ode to a Grecian Urn), born in London (d. 1821)

Famous Weddings

  • Oct 4 "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" poet Samuel Coleridge (22) marries Sarah Fricker in Bristol, England

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 1 Robert Bakewell, English cattle breeder, dies at about 70
  • Oct 3 Tula, leader of Curacaose slave uprising, executed
  • Oct 7 Johann Georg von Zimmermann, Swiss philosophical author and physician, dies at 66
  • Oct 8 Andrew Kippis, English non-conformist clergyman and biographer, dies at 70
  • Oct 10 Francesco Antonio Zaccaria, Italian theologian and historian, dies at 81
  • Oct 13 William Prescott, American Revolutionary soldier ("Do not fire until you see the whites of their eyes"), dies at 69