On This Day

What Happened in September 1709

Historical Events

  • Sep 3 1st major group of Swiss/German colonists reaches NC/SC
  • Sep 11 Battle at Malplaquet during War of the Spanish Succession: English, Austrian and Dutch Great Alliance defeat France

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestSamuel Johnson

Sep 18 Samuel Johnson, English scholar and lexicographer (A Dictionary of the English Language), born in Lichfield Staffordshire (d. 1784)

Scholar and Lexicographer Samuel Johnson
Scholar and Lexicographer
Samuel Johnson

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 4 Jean-Francois Regnard, French comedic poet/slave in Algeria, dies
  • Sep 11 Oxenstiern, Dutch general, dies in the Battle of Malplaquet
  • Sep 11 Spaar, Dutch General, dies in the Battle of Malplaquet