What Happened in September 1798

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 Britain signs treaty with Nizam of Hyderabad, India
  • Sep 2 First bank robbery in the US: Bank of Pennsylvania robbed of $162,821 at Carpenter's Hall, Philadelphia
  • Sep 3 Battle of St. George's Caye: Week long battle begins between the Spanish Empire and Great Britain off the coast of Belize
  • Sep 5 New conscription law goes into effect in France
  • Sep 10 British Honduras beats Spain in battle of St George

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Richard Delafield, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1873)
  • Sep 2 Thomas Holliday Hicks, (Union Gov) (d. 1865)
  • Sep 11 Franz E. Neumann, German mineralogist, mathematician and physicist, born in Joachimsthal, Brandenburg, Germany (d. 1895)
  • Sep 17 Antonia M B Antonucci, Italian cardinal/diplomat
  • Sep 25 Henri Scheffer, Dutch painter, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1862)
  • Sep 25 Jean-Baptiste √Člie de Beaumont, French mine engineer and geologist, born in Canon, Calvados, France (d. 1874)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 16 Damasus Brosmann, composer, dies at 67
  • Sep 21 George Read, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 65