On This Day

October 1737 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 7 A cyclone causes 40 foot waves that are believed to have killed 300,000 in Calcutta, India
  • Oct 11 Earthquake reported to have killed 300,000 and destroyed half of Calcutta in India. Now thought to have been an exaggerated account of a hurricane which claimed 3,000 of the city's estimated 20,000 residents. [1]

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 31 James Lovell, American educator and statesman, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1789)