On This Day

October 1712 in History

Events in History

Historic Event

Oct 3 The Duke of Montrose issues a warrant for the arrest of Rob Roy MacGregor

  • Oct 4 Utrecht banishes poor Jews
  • Oct 8 French privateer Jacques Cassard seen on Suriname coast

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 5 Francesco Guardi, Italian painter, born in Venice (d. 1793)
  • Oct 12 William Shippen, American physician and delegate to the Continental Congress, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1801)

George Grenville

Oct 14 George Grenville, British Prime Minister (1763-65) who introduced the Stamp Act (1st international tax to the colonies in America), born in Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1770)

  • Oct 18 Jeremias van Riemsdijk, gov-general of Dutch Indies (1775-77)
  • Oct 21 Sir James Steuart, British economist (d. 1780)
  • Oct 30 Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich, German painter, born in Weimar, Thuringia, Germany (d. 1774)