October 1656 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 2 English North American colony of Connecticut passes law against Quakers
  • Oct 24 Treaty of Vilnius: Russia & Poland sign anti-Swedish covenant

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 20 Nicolas de Largillière, French painter (d. 1746)

Deaths in History

Myles StandishMyles Standish (c. 1584-1656)

Oct 3 Plymouth Colony leader, dies of strangury - caused by kidney stones or bladder cancer -at 72

  • Oct 8 John Georg I, Elector of Saxony (1611-56, Peace of Prague), dies at 71