On This Day

What Happened on October 15, 1816

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Lord Byron views the love letters of Lucrezia Borgia and poet Pietro Bembo in Milan and declares them "the prettiest love letters in the world"

Romantic Poet Lord Byron
Romantic Poet
Lord Byron

Famous Birthdays

  • Amiel Weeks Whipple, American Major General (Union Army), born in Greenwich, Massachusetts (d. 1863)
1816 Highlights

About October 15, 1816

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 204 years, 4 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Libra