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 This day in History - October 13
358 Historic Events for October 13
1710

English troops occupy Acadia (Nova Scotia)

Event
1716

Hungarian Emperor Karel VI's troops occupy Temesvar

Event
1724

Jonathan Swift publishes last of Drapier's letters

Event
1759

Ecco Epkema, Dutch linguist (Frisian, old-Frisian)

Birth
1760

Russian/Austrian army evacuates Berlin

Event
1761

Dirk van Hogendorp, Dutch earl/general/minister of War [NS]

Birth
1769

Horace H Hayden, cofounded 1st dental college

Birth
1774

Willem Bentinck, mister of Rhoon/Pendrecht/Orangist, dies at 69

Death
1775

Continental Congress orders construction of a naval fleet

Event
1777

Dismas Hatas, composer, dies at 52

Death
1783

Frantiszek Soltyk, composer

Birth
1792

Washington lays cornerstone of Executive Mansion (White House)

Event
1792

"Old Farmer's Almanac" is 1st published

Event
1792

Moritz Hauptmann, composer

Birth
1794

Anselm Huttenbrenner, composer

Birth
1795

William Prescott, American Revolutionary soldier, dies

Death
1797

William Motherwell, Scottish civil servant/poet

Birth
1805

Johann Christoph Kuhnau, composer, dies at 70

Death
1808

Henry Haywood Bell, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1868

Birth
1810

James Shedden Palmer, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1867

Birth
1812

Isaac Brock, English general (conquered Detroit), dies in battle

Death
1812

Battle of Queenstown Heights, Brit beats US attempt to invade Canada

Event
1815

Jules Quicherat, French historian/archaeologist

Birth
1815

Joachim Murat, marshal of France/King of Naples (1808-15), executed

Death
1819

Giovanni Battista Gaiani, composer, dies at 61

Death