On This Day

October 1788 in History

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 23 Sarah Hale, founder (Seaman's Aid Society of Boston)
  • Oct 24 Sarah Josepha Hale, American author (Mary Had a Little Lamb), born in Newport, New Hampshire (d. 1879)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 13 Robert Nugent, 1st Earl Nugent, Irish politician and poet (b. 1702)
  • Oct 15 Samuel Greig, Scottish-Russian admiral (b. 1735)