On This Day

What Happened in October 1800

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 Spain cedes Louisiana to France in a secret treaty
  • Oct 17 Dutch colony Curacao transfererd to Great Britain

Famous Birthdays

Nat Turner

Oct 2 Nat Turner, American leader of a major slave rebellion in 1831, born in Southampton County, Virginia (d. 1831)

George Bancroft

Oct 3 George Bancroft, American historian (History of the United States), born in Worcester Massachusetts (d. 1891)

  • Oct 25 Thomas Babington Macaulay, English poet and historian (Ivry, Naaseby), born in Leicestershire, England (d. 1859)
  • Oct 26 Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, Prussian general and fieldmarshal, born in Parchim, Mecklenburg-Schwerin (d. 1891)
  • Oct 27 Benjamin Franklin Wade, American politician, US Senator from Ohio (1851-69), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1878)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 7 Gabriel, slave revolt leader (Virginia), hanged
  • Oct 28 Artemas Ward, American politician and soldier (major general during the American Revolutionary War), dies at 72