What Happened in September 1755

Historical Events

  • Sep 8 Battle of Lake George in the Province of New York: British army beats French
  • Sep 18 Fort Ticonderoga, New York opens
  • Sep 19 Great Britain & Russia sign military agreement

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 4 Count Axel von Fersen the Younger, Swedish Army officer, diplomat and statesman. (d. 1810)
  • Sep 9 Benjamin Bourne, American politician (d. 1808)
  • Sep 13 Oliver Evans, pioneered high-pressure steam engine

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 24 John Marshall, 4th Chief Justice of the United States (1801-35), born in Germantown, Virginia (d. 1835)

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States John Marshall
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
John Marshall

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 8 Ephraim Williams, American philanthropist (b. 1715)
  • Sep 9 Johann Lorenz von Mosheim, German historian (b. 1694)
  • Sep 24 Georg Gebel, German composer, dies at 45
  • Sep 30 Francesco Durante, composer, dies at 71