On This Day

What Happened in September 1639

Historical Events

  • Sep 12 Viceroy Thomas Wentworth sails back to England
  • Sep 25 First printing press in America
  • Sep 25 Suzuki Shosan, Samurai monk of Zen Buddhism, found awakening

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 17 Hans Herr, Swiss Mennonite bishop, born in Z├╝rich, Switzerland (d. 1725)
  • Sep 29 Lord William Russell, English politician and plotter against Charles II (d. 1683)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 20 John Meursius, [van Meurs], historian, dies at 60