On This Day

What Happened in September 1630

Historical Events

  • Sep 7 The city of Boston, Massachusetts is founded.
  • Sep 16 Massachusetts village of Shawmut changes its name to Boston

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 17 Ranuccio II Farnese, Duke of Parma, born in Parma (d. 1694)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 11 John de White, calvinist/banker to Prague, commits suicide
  • Sep 17 Thomas Lake, English statesman (b. 1567)
  • Sep 18 Melchior Klesl, Austrian cardinal and statesman (b. 1552)
  • Sep 20 Claudio Saracini, Italian composer, dies at 44
  • Sep 25 Ambrogio Spinola, Spanish marquis of Balbases, dies at about 61
  • Sep 30 John Billington, English-born murderer who sailed on the Mayflower, 1st American executed by Plymouth colony, hanged at about 40