On This Day

October 1758 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 14 Battle at Hochkirk, Saksen: Austrian army beats Prussia

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 11 Wilhelm Olbers, German astronomer and physician, discovered asteroids (Pallas & Vesta), born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1840)

Person of interestNoah Webster

Oct 16 Noah Webster, lexicographer (Webster's Dictionary), born in West Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1843)

Lexicographer Noah Webster
Noah Webster

Deaths in History

  • Oct 12 Richard Molesworth, 3rd Viscount Molesworth, British field marshal (b. 1680)
  • Oct 14 Francis Edward James Keith, Scottish soldier and Prussian field marshal, dies at 62