On This Day

What Happened in September 1609

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 Pieter Both sworn in as 1st governor general of Dutch East Indies

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 4 Navigator Henry Hudson first European to discover island of Manhattan [or Sep 11]

Explorer Henry Hudson
Henry Hudson
  • Sep 11 Expulsion order announced against the Moriscos of Valencia; beginning of the expulsion of all Spain's Moriscos