On This Day

October 1654 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 12 The Delft Explosion (gunpowder) devastates the city in the Netherlands, killing more than 100
  • Oct 15 Prince Willem III appointed viceroy of Overijssel

Deaths in History

  • Oct 12 Rembrandt Carel Fabritius, painter, is injured in the Delft Explosion and later dies of his injuries
  • Oct 30 Emperor Go-Kōmyō, 110th emperor of Japan, dies at 21