On This Day

October 1609 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 12 Children's rhyme "Three Blind Mice" published in London

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 5 Paul Fleming, German poet, born in Hartenstein, Saxony (d. 1640)
  • Oct 26 William Sprague, English co-founder of Charlestown, Massachusetts (d. 1675)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 19 Jacobus Arminius [Jacob Hermans], theologist, dies at about 49