On This Day

October 1684 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 23 Colony Massachusetts under authority of English crown mounted

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 10 Jean-Antoine Watteau, French Rococo painter (fêtes galantes), born in Valenciennes, France (d. 1721)
  • Oct 26 Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin, Prussian field marshal, born in Löwitz, Pomerania (d. 1757)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 1 Pierre Corneille, French poet and dramatist (El Cid, Polyeucte), dies at 42