What Happened in September 1814

Historical Events

  • Sep 5 -15] Battle of Masurische Meren: Germans chase Russians out of East Prussia
  • Sep 11 Begun on the 6th Sept, Americans defeat British at Battle of Plattsburgh during War of 1812
  • Sep 11 Battle of Lake Champlain, NY; American Navy defeats British
  • Sep 12 Battle of North Point fought near Baltimore during War of 1812
  • Sep 14 Francis Scott Key inspired to write the poem "Defence of Fort M'Henry", later becomes lyrics of the "Star-Spangled Banner"
  • Sep 20 "Star Spangled Banner" published as a song, lyrics by Francis Scott Key, tune by John Stafford Smith

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 2 Ernst Curtius, German archaeologist/historian
  • Sep 6 George Cartier, (C) Canadian co-PM (1858-62)
  • Sep 8 Charles-√Čtienne Brasseur de Bourbourg, French writer and historian (d. 1874)
  • Sep 13 Nicolas Beets [Hildebrand], Dutch writer (Camera Obscura) and theologian, born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1903)
  • Sep 17 Stefano Ronchetti-Molnteviti, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 1 Erik Eriksson Tulindberg, composer, dies at 53
  • Sep 22 A W Iffland, writer, dies