What Happened in September 1777

Historical Events

  • Sep 3 Flag of the United States flown in battle for the 1st time at Cooch's Bridge, Delaware, a skirmish during American Revolutionary War
  • Sep 11 Battle of Brandywine, Pa; Americans lose to British
  • Sep 19 Battle of Freeman's Farm (Bemis Heights) or 1st Battle of Saratoga
  • Sep 20 Battle of Paoli; British forces under Major General Charles Grey attacks Brigadier General Anthony Wayne\'s encampment. Claims the British gave no quarter leads to engagement becoming known as the \"Paoli Massacre\"
  • Sep 25 British general William Howe conquers Philadelphia
  • Sep 27 British General William Howe occupies Philadelphia during American Revolution
  • Sep 30 Continental Congress, flees to York, Pa, as British forces advance

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 7 Heinrich Stölzel, German musician and composer (d. 1844)
  • Sep 20 Ramón Cuéllar y Altarriba, Spanish composer, born in Santiago de Compostela, Spain (d. 1833)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 1 Johann Ernst Bach, composer, dies at 55
  • Sep 25 Johann Heinrich Lambert, mathematician, dies at 49