What Happened in September 1800

Historical Events

  • 5th Malta surrenders to British after they blockade French troops
  • 7th Zion AME Church dedicated (NYC)
  • 13th Curacao in British hands (until Jan 1803)

Famous Birthdays

  • 11th Daniel S. Dickinson, New York senator (d. 1866)
  • 16th Jozef Nowakowski, composer
  • 17th Franklin Buchanan, Admiral (Confederate Navy), (d. 1874)
  • 19th William Wister McKean, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1865)
  • 23rd William H McGuffey, educator (McGuffey Readers)
  • 30th Decimus Burton, British architect (d. 1881)

Famous Deaths

  • 26th William Billings, American hymn composer (Rose of Sharon), dies at 53
  • 29th Michael Denis, Austrian poet (b. 1729)