On This Day

October 1720 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 10 French government proclaims strike on banknotes
  • Oct 17 Pierre de Marivaux' "Arlequin Poli Par l'Amour" premieres in Paris

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 3 Johann Peter Uz, German poet (Lyrische Poem), born in Ansbach, Germany (d. 1796)
  • Oct 4 Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian etcher, born in Mogliano Veneto, Italy (d. 1778)
  • Oct 8 Jonathan Mayhew, American Congregational minister, born in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts (d. 1766)
  • Oct 19 John Woolman, American Quaker preacher and abolitionist, born in Province of New Jersey (d. 1772)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 10 Antoine Coysevox, French sculptor (b. 1640)