What Happened in September 1789

Historical Events

  • Sep 2 US Treasury Department established by Congress

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Sep 11 Alexander Hamilton appointed 1st Secretary of Treasury

1st US Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton
1st US Secretary of Treasury
Alexander Hamilton
  • Sep 13 1st loan to US government (from NYC banks)
  • Sep 15 US Department of Foreign Affairs, renamed Department of State

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Sep 17 William Herschel discovers Mimas, satellite of Saturn

Astronomer William Herschel
Astronomer
William Herschel
  • Sep 18 1st loan is made to pay salaries of the presidents & Congress
  • Sep 22 US Congresspasses act requiring the first Postmaster General to report to the President through the Secretary of the Treasury
  • Sep 24 US Congress establishes Post Office Department following the new constitution
  • Sep 24 US Federal Judiciary Act is passed & creates a six-person Supreme Court

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Sep 24 President George Washington nominates John Jay the 1st Chief Justice

Ist US Chief Justice John Jay
Ist US Chief Justice
John Jay
  • Sep 24 US Attorney General Office is created
  • Sep 25 US Congress proposes the Bill of Rights
  • Sep 26 4th US Postmaster General: Samuel Osgood of Mass takes office

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Sep 26 Thomas Jefferson appointed 1st US Secretary of State; John Jay becomes 1st US Chief Justice

3rd US President Thomas Jefferson
3rd US President
Thomas Jefferson
Ist US Chief Justice John Jay
Ist US Chief Justice
John Jay
  • Sep 26 Edmund J Randolph becomes 1st US Attorney General
  • Sep 29 US War Dept established a regular army

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Franz Anton Adam Stockhausen, composer
  • Sep 3 Ludvig Anton Edmund Passy, composer
  • Sep 9 William Cranch Bond, American astronomer (codiscovered Hyperion)

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Sep 15 James Fenimore Cooper, 1st major American novelist (Last of Mohicans), born in Burlington, New Jersey

  • Sep 28 Richard Bright, England, physician (Bright's Disease/nephritis)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 11 Luca Sorkocevic, composer, dies at 55
  • Sep 12 Franz Xaver Richter, composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 23 John Rogers, American Continental Congressman (b. 1723)
  • Sep 28 Thomas Day, author, killed by fall from a horse at Wargrave Berkshire