On This Day

What Happened on September 16, 1736

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

1736 Highlights

About September 16, 1736

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 283 years, 10 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Virgo