What Happened in September 1737

Historical Events

  • Sep 17 Georg-August University opens in Göttingen
  • Sep 20 Runner Edward Marshall completes his journey in the Walking Purchase forcing the cession of 1.2 million acres (4,860 km²) of Lenape-Delaware tribal land to the Pennsylvania Colony.

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 5 Johann Friedrich Gottlieb Beckmann, composer
  • Sep 7 Luigi Galvani, Italian anatomist/physicist
  • Sep 14 Johann Michael Haydn, composer
  • Sep 19 Charles Carroll, signed Declaration of Independence
  • Sep 21 Francis Hopkinson, US, writer/lawyer (helped design Stars & Stripes)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 22 Francesco Mancini, composer, dies at 65
  • Sep 22 Michel Pignolet de Monteclair, composer, dies at 69
  • Sep 27 John Sidney, 6th Earl of Leicester, English privy councillor (b. 1680)