On This Day

October 1729 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 12 Willem KH Friso installed as viceroy of Gelderland

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 22 Johann Reinhold Forster, German botanist (naturalist on James Cook's second Pacific voyage), born in Dirschau (Tczew), Royal Prussia, Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (d. 1798)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 2 Arnold Boonen, portrait painter, dies at 60
  • Oct 9 Richard Blackmore, English physician and writer (b. 1654)