What Happened in September 1795

Historical Events

  • Sep 5 USA and Algiers sign peace treaty
  • Sep 15 Cape Colony surrenders to Britain
  • Sep 16 British capture Capetown, South Africa, from the Dutch
  • Sep 19 Tula, leader of Curacao slave opposition, imprisoned
  • Sep 23 Conseil of the Cinq-Cents (Council of 500), forms in Paris

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 1 James Gordon Bennett, Sr., American newspaper publisher (New York Herald), born in Keith, Scotland (d. 1872)

Founder of the New York Herald James Gordon Bennett
Founder of the New York Herald
James Gordon Bennett
  • Sep 4 Friedrich [August] von Alberti, German geologist (Triasic Age)
  • Sep 6 Frances Wright, English writer and lecturer (d. 1852)
  • Sep 17 Giuseppi Saverio Rafaele Mercadante, composer
  • Sep 20 Charles Heinrich Christoph Zeuner, composer
  • Sep 20 Peter of Limburg Brouwer, physician/classical/author
  • Sep 23 Alexander Twilight, minister and politician, first African American to graduate and to hold public office, born in Corinth Vermont (d. 1857)