September 1781 in History

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Events in History

  • Sep 4 Los Angeles is founded by 44 Spanish speaking mestizos in the Bahia de las Fumas (Bay of Smokes)
  • Sep 5 French fleet of 24 ships under Comte de Grasse defeat British under Admiral Graves at Battle of the Chesapeake [Battle of the Virginia Capes] in American Revolutionary War
  • Sep 5 Battle of Virginia Capes, French defeat British, trap Cornwallis
  • Sep 6 The Battle of Groton Heights takes place, resulting a British victory.
  • Sep 25 -26] Joan Derks scatters "On the People of Netherlands" pamphlets
  • Sep 28 9,000 American and 7,000 French troops begin siege of Yorktown

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 3 Eugène de Beauharnais, son of Josephine de Beauharnais (d. 1824)
  • Sep 23 Princess Juliane of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (d. 1860)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 28 William Henry Nassau de Zuylestein, 4th Earl of Rochford, British diplomat and statesman (b. 1717)