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What Happened In October 1799 In History

Historical Events for October, 1799

  • 9th » Sinking of HMS Lutine (1779) or HMS 'Lutine', with the loss of 240 men and a cargo worth ¬£1,200,000.
  • 12th » Jeanne Genevi√®ve Labrosse was the first woman to jump from a balloon with a parachute, from an altitude of 900 meters.

Famous Birthdays on October in 1799

  • 26th » Margaret Agnes Bunn, British actress (d. 1883)
  • 30th » Ignace Bourget, Canadian bishop (d. 1885)

Famous Deaths for October 1799

  • 24th » Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Austrian violinist and composer (b. 1739)

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