On This Day

What Happened in September 1646

Historical Events

  • Sep 5 First public library in the Americas established when Bishop Palafox y Mendoza donates his personal library of 5,000 volumes to Tridentine colleges in Puebla, Mexico [1]

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 9 Zeger Bernhard van Espen, Flemish theologist, born in Leuven, Belgium (d. 1728)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 11 Johann Stobäus, North German composer, dies at 66
  • Sep 14 Robert Devereux, 3rd earl of Essex, dies
  • Sep 14 Thomas H Earl of Arundel, English art collector (Marbles), dies
  • Sep 24 Duarte Lobo, Portuguese composer, dies at about 81