On This Day

What Happened in September 1643

Historical Events

Victory in Battle

Sep 20 First Battle of Newbury (English civil war): King Charles I's forces beaten by a parliamentary army led by the Earl of Essex and Philip Stapleton

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 17 Gilbert Burnet, Scottish philosopher and Bishop of Salisbury, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1715)
  • Sep 27 Solomon Stoddard, American Puritan clergyman, born in Boston (d. 1729)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 15 Richard Boyle, Irish politician, 1st Earl of Cork, dies at 76
  • Sep 16 Lucas Franchoys the Elder, Belgian painter, dies at 69
  • Sep 20 Lucius Cary, 2nd Viscount Falkland, English politician and writer