On This Day

October 1773 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 12 America's first asylum opens for 'Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds' in Virginia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 13 The Whirlpool Galaxy discovered by astronomer Charles Messier

Astronomer Charles Messier
Astronomer
Charles Messier
  • Oct 14 The first recorded Ministry of Education, the Komisja Edukacji Narodowej (Polish for Commission of National Education), is formed in Poland.
  • Oct 14 American Revolutionary War: The United Kingdom's East India Company tea ships' cargo are burned at Annapolis, Maryland.

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 6 Louis-Philippe, King of France (1830-48), born in Palais Royal, Paris (d. 1850)

Weddings in History


LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 10 American revolution patriot Paul Revere (38) weds Rachel Walker in Boston, Massachusetts

American Patriot Paul Revere
American Patriot
Paul Revere

Deaths in History

  • Oct 21 Johann Conrad Schlaun, German baroque architect, dies at 78
  • Oct 26 Amédée-François Frézier, French military engineer and explorer (b. 1682)