On This Day

What Happened in September 1694

Historical Events

  • Sep 27 Hurricane hits Carlisle Bay Barbados; 27 British ships sink & 3,000 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 5 František Václav Míča, Czech conductor and composer, born in Třebíč, Czech Republic (d. 1744)
  • Sep 7 Johan Ludvig, Danish policitian (Minster of State, 1735-51) (d. 1763)
  • Sep 13 Yeongjo of Joseon, 21st king of the Korean Joseon Dynasty, born in Changdeok Palace, Kingdom of Joseon (d. 1776)
  • Sep 22 Lord Chesterfield, letter writer; introduced Gregorian calendar (1752)

Person of interestHenry Pelham

Sep 25 Henry Pelham, British Prime Minister (Whig: 1743-54) who introduced the Gin Acts, born in Laughton, England (d. 1754)

British Prime Minister Henry Pelham
British Prime Minister
Henry Pelham

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 23 Francesco Passarini, Italian composer, dies at 57
  • Sep 28 Gabriel Mouton, French abbot and mathematician, dies at about 76