On This Day

What Happened in October 1802

Historical Events

  • Oct 10 1st non-Indian settlement in Oklahoma

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 7 Wilhelm Bernhard Molique, German violinist and composer, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1869)
  • Oct 8 Peter Hofstede de Groot, Dutch reformed theologist, born in Leer, Germany (d. 1886)
  • Oct 16 Isaac Murphy, Governor of Arkansas (1864-68) (d. 1882)
  • Oct 25 Joseph Montferrand, French-Canadian logger and strong man, born in St. Lawrence, Montreal (d. 1864)
  • Oct 26 Miguel I, King of Portugal (1828-34), born in Palace of Queluz, Sintra, Portugal (d. 1866)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 4 English romantic poet William Wordsworth (32) marries childhood friend Mary Hutchinson


Famous Deaths

  • Oct 22 Samuel Arnold, English composer, dies at 62
  • Oct 29 Jacques-Philippe Lamoninary, composer, dies at 95