September 1817 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 9 Alexander Twilight, probably first African American to graduate from a US college, receives BA degree at Middlebury College

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 22 John Quincy Adams becomes US Secretary of State

6th US President John Quincy Adams
6th US President
John Quincy Adams

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 5 Aleksei K Tolstoi, [Kozjma Prutkov], Russian poet/writer [NS]
  • Sep 6 Alexander Tilloch Galt, a Canadian founding father
  • Sep 7 Louise of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel), queen of Denmark (d. 1898)
  • Sep 9 Speed Smith Fry, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1892)
  • Sep 13 John McAuley Palmer, US Union msj-gen/(Gov-Ill, 1868-72)
  • Sep 14 Theodor Storm, German judge/author (Imense China)
  • Sep 21 Carter Littlepage Stevenson, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • Sep 24 Ramon de Campoamor Campoosorio, Spanish poet (Doloras)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 27 Hiram R. Revels, 1st African American US Senator, born in Fayetteville, North Carolina (d. 1901)

Minister and US Senator Hiram R. Revels
Minister and US Senator
Hiram R. Revels

Deaths in History

  • Sep 9 Paul Cuffe, African American civil rights activist (helped settle Sierre Leone), dies at 58