On This Day

October 1771 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 9 The Dutch merchant ship Vrouw Maria sinks near the coast of Finland.

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 9 Frederik Willem, Duke of Brunswick (1813-15), born in Brunswick, Germany (d. 1815)
  • Oct 23 Jean-Andoche Junot, French general under Napoleon, born in Bussy-le-Grand, France (d. 1813)