What Happened in September 1787

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 12 American statesman George Mason suggests the addition of a Bill of Rights to the Constitution modeled on previous state declarations, but the motion is defeated

American Statesman George Mason
American Statesman
George Mason
  • Sep 13 Prussian army moves into Netherlands
  • Sep 15 -16] Utrecht patriots flee to Amsterdam
  • Sep 17 Prussian troops conquer Gorinchem

AgreementConstitution of the United States

Sep 17 US constitution adopted by Philadelphia convention

  • Sep 20 Prince Willem V returns to Hague
  • Sep 27 Constitution submitted to US states for ratification
  • Sep 28 Congress sends Constitution to state legislatures for their approval
  • Sep 30 1st US voyage around the world - Columbia leaves Boston

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 John Bake, classical composer
  • Sep 5 Fran├žois Sulpice Beudant, French mineralogist and geologist (d. 1850)
  • Sep 10 John Jordan Crittenden, MC (Union), (d. 1863)
  • Sep 18 Johann D Passavant, German historian/painter/graphic artist