On This Day

October 1682 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 19 English Lord Shaftesbury flees to Holland

Historic Event

Oct 26 William Penn accepts area around Delaware River from Duke of York

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 29 Pierre Fran├žois Xavier de Charlevoix, French Jesuit priest and historian, born in Saint-Quentin, Picardy, Kingdom of France (d. 1761) [some sources cite birth as Oct 24]

Deaths in History

  • Oct 19 Thomas Browne, English philosopher and writer (Garden of Cyrus), dies at 77