On This Day

What Happened in September 1642

Historical Events

Globe Theatre Fire

Sep 6 English Long Parliament issues Ordinance ordering closure of London theatres including the Globe theatre, once part-owned by William Shakespeare

  • Sep 19 Perpignan surrenders to French troops
  • Sep 23 Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1st commencement

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 23 Giovanni Maria Bononcini, Italian composer and violinist, born in Modena (d. 1678)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 3 Elisabeth of Nassau, Daughter of Willem I & Charlotte of Bourbon, dies at 65
  • Sep 12 Cinq Mars, French plotter, executed
  • Sep 29 RenĂ© Goupil, French Catholic missionary, one of Canadian Martyrs (b. 1608)