October 1787 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 1 Russians under Suvorov defeat the Turks at Kinburn.
  • Oct 2 Maagden House opens in Amsterdam
  • Oct 10 Amsterdam surrenders to Prussian invasion army
  • Oct 17 Boston blacks, petition legislature for equal school facilities
  • Oct 26 "Federalist Papers" published, calls for ratification of United States' Constitution
  • Oct 27 Federalist letters start appearing in New York newspapers

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 4 François Guizot, French historian and politician (17th Prime Minister of France), born in Nîmes, France (d. 1874)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 5 Thomas Stone, US attorney/signer (Dec of Ind), dies at about 44
  • Oct 7 Henry Muhlenberg, German-born founder of the U.S. Lutheran Church, dies at 76
  • Oct 30 Ferdinando Galiani, Italian economist/philosopher/diplomat, dies at 58