On This Day

October 1747 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 25 British fleet under Admiral Sir Edward Hawke defeats the French at the second battle of Cape Finisterre

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 8 Jean-François Rewbell, French lawyer and politician, born in Colmar, France (d. 1807)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 9 David Brainerd, American missionary to the Native Americans, dies at 29
  • Oct 10 John Potter, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1674)