On This Day

What Happened in September 1687

Historical Events


Sep 26 Acropolis in Athens attacked by Venetian army trying to eject Turks, damaging the Parthenon

  • Sep 26 City council of Amsterdam votes to support William of Orange's invasion of England, which became the Glorious Revolution
  • Sep 28 Venetians take Athens from the Turks

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 9 Jean-Baptiste-Maurice Quinault, French composer, born in Verdun, France (d. 1745)
  • Sep 17 Durastante Natalucci, Italian historian (specialized in history of Trevi, in Umbria), born in Picicche di Trevi, Italy (d. 1772)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 1 Henry More, English philosopher (b. 1614)
  • Sep 28 Francis Turretin, Swiss theologian (b. 1623)