On This Day

October 1783 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 6 Benjamin Hanks patents self-winding clock
  • Oct 15 Jean Pilstre de Rozier makes 1st tethered balloon ascent

Deaths in History


Person of interestJean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert

Oct 29 Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert, French philosopher and mathematician (Encyclopédie), dies at 66

Enlightenment Philosopher Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert
Enlightenment Philosopher
Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert