On This Day

October 1683 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 3 The Qing Dynasty naval commander Shi Lang reaches Taiwan (under the Kingdom of Tungning) to receive the formal surrender of Zheng Keshuang and Liu Guoxuan after the Battle of Penghu.
  • Oct 6 13 Mennonite families from Germany found Germantown, Philadelphia

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 25 Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton, British politician, born in London (d. 1757)