On This Day

What Happened in September 1716

Historical Events

  • Sep 6 1st lighthouse built in north America (Boston)
  • Sep 14 1st lighthouse in American colonies lit (Boston Harbor)

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 2 Johann Trier, German composer, born in Themar, Thuringia

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 25 Johann Christoph Pez, German Baroque composer, dies at 52
  • Sep 26 Antoine Parent, French mathematician, dies at 50
  • Sep 30 Heinrich Georg Neuss, composer, dies at 62