On This Day

What Happened on September 16, 1736

Day of the Week: Sunday

Famous Birthdays

  • Johann Nikolaus Tetens, German-Danish philosopher and mathematician, born in Tetenb├╝ll, Duchy of Schleswig, Denmark (d. 1807)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestDaniel Gabriel Fahrenheit

Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, Dutch-German-Polish physicist, inventor and scientific instrument maker, who invented the thermometer and the Fahrenheit scale, dies at 50

Inventor and Physicist Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit
Inventor and Physicist
Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit