On This Day

What Happened in September 1730

Historical Events

  • Sep 17 Turkish coup under Mahmud I; Sultan Ahmed III flees

Historic Event

Sep 30 Duke of Savoy Victor Amadeus II abdicates his throne amid scandal after marrying his mistress Anna Canalis di Cumiana

Famous Birthdays

Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben

Sep 17 Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Prussian-American military officer (major general of the Continental Army), born in Magdeburg (d. 1794)

Famous Weddings

Benjamin Franklin

Sep 1 US Founding Father Benjamin Franklin establishes a common-law marriage with Deborah Read

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 27 Laurence Eusden, English poet, Poet Laureate (1718-30), dies at 42