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 This day in History - October 2
457 Historic Events for October 2
1646

Guillaume Poitevin, composer

Birth
1656

Stephan Otto, composer, dies at 53

Death
1656

US colony Connecticut passes law against Quakers

Event
1678

Wu San-kuei, gen, invited Manchus to China, dies trying to expel them

Death
1700

Spanish king Carlos II appoints Philip van Anjou, heir to throne

Event
1704

Frantisek Ignac Antonin Tuma, composer

Birth
1707

Anne Jules duke the Noailles, marshal of France (huguenot), dies at 57

Death
1715

Peter II, czar of Russia (1727-30)

Birth
1721

Benott Audran, artist/engraver, dies

Death
1729

Arnold Boonen, portrait painter, dies at 60

Death
1737

Franz Schneider, composer

Birth
1737

Francis Hopkinson, US, writer/lawyer (design Stars and Stripes)

Birth
1752

Samuel Story, Dutch admiral (Battle at Kamperduin)

Birth
1756

Josef Jawurek, composer

Birth
1756

Jacob van Strij, Dutch cartoonist/graphic artist

Birth
1760

Russian/Austrian army evacuates Berlin [NS=10/13]

Event
1780

John Andr‚, British major, hanged by Americans (spied with B Arnold)

Death
1786

August Keppel, 1st viscount/naval commander/politican, dies

Death
1787

Maagden House opens in Amsterdam

Event
1792

Baptist Missionary Society forms in London

Event
1792

Philip Cipriani Hambley Potter, pianist/composer

Birth
1795

Tula (leader slave uprising) sentence to death in Cura‡ao

Event
1799

Duke of York and Russians capture Alkmaar in Netherlands

Event
1800

Nat Turner, Virginia, leader of major slave rebellion (1831)

Birth
1803

Samuel Adams, US revolutionary (Boston Massacre-Tea Party), dies at 81

Death