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October 1772 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 30 Captain James Cook arrives with ship Resolution in Capetown

Explorer James Cook
Explorer
James Cook

Birthdays in History


Person of interestSamuel Taylor Coleridge

Oct 21 Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English romantic poet (Rime of Ancient Mariner), born in Ottery St Mary, Devon (d. 1834)

Poet, Critic and Philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Poet, Critic and Philosopher
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Deaths in History

  • Oct 7 John Woolman, American Quaker preacher and abolitionist, dies of smallpox at 51