On This Day

What Happened in September 1677

Historical Events

  • Sep 21 John and Nicolaas van der Heyden patent the fire extinguisher

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 17 Stephen Hales, English physiologist, chemist and inventor (first person to measure blood pressure), born in Bekesbourne, Kent, England (d. 1761)
  • Sep 27 Giovanni Carlo Maria Clari, Italian composer, born in Pisa, Italy (d. 1754)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 11 James Harrington, English political philosopher (b. 1611)