September 1777 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 3 Flag of the United States flown in battle for the 1st time at Cooch's Bridge, Delaware, a skirmish during American Revolutionary War
  • Sep 11 Battle of Brandywine, Pa; Americans lose to British
  • Sep 19 Battle of Freeman's Farm (Bemis Heights) or 1st Battle of Saratoga
  • Sep 20 Battle of Paoli; British forces under Major General Charles Grey attacks Brigadier General Anthony Wayne's encampment. Claims the British gave no quarter leads to engagement becoming known as the "Paoli Massacre"
  • Sep 25 British general William Howe conquers Philadelphia
  • Sep 27 British General William Howe occupies Philadelphia during American Revolution
  • Sep 30 Continental Congress, flees to York, Pa, as British forces advance

Deaths in History

  • Sep 22 John Bartram, naturalist and explorer, father of American botany, dies at 77
  • Sep 25 Johann Heinrich Lambert, mathematician, dies at 49