On This Day

October 1724 in History

Events in History


Book releaseHistoric Publication

Oct 13 Jonathan Swift publishes last of Drapier's letters

Author, Poet and Satirist Jonathan Swift
Author, Poet and Satirist
Jonathan Swift
  • Oct 15 Cornelis Steenoven is 1st archbishop of Old Catholic church in Utrecht, The Netherlands

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 31 Christopher Anstey, English poet (The New Bath Guide), born in Brinkley, England (d. 1805)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 2 François-Timoléon de Choisy, French writer (Quatre dialogues sur l'immortalité de l'âme), dies at on his 80th birthday