On This Day

October 1679 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 23 Meal Tub Plot against James Duke of York (future James II of England)

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 18 Ann Putnam, Jr., American accuser in the Salem Witch Trials (d. 1716)
  • Oct 20 Samuel von Cocceji, German lawyer

Deaths in History

  • Oct 12 William Gurnall, English writer (b. 1617)
  • Oct 24 Barent Avercamp, Dutch landscape painter, dies at about 66
  • Oct 26 Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery, British soldier, statesman, and dramatist, dies at 58