On This Day

What Happened in September 1737

Historical Events

  • Sep 17 Georg-August University opens in Göttingen
  • Sep 20 Runner Edward Marshall completes his journey in the Walking Purchase forcing the cession of 1.2 million acres (4,860 km²) of Lenape-Delaware tribal land to the Pennsylvania Colony

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 5 Johann Friedrich Gottlieb Beckmann, German composer, born in Celle, Germany (d. 1792)
  • Sep 7 Luigi Galvani, Italian anatomist and physicist, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1798)
  • Sep 14 Michael Haydn, Austrian composer, born in Rohrau, Austria (d. 1806)
  • Sep 19 Charles Carroll, Wealthy Maryland planter who was the last signer of the Declaration of Independence to pass away, born in Annapolis, Province of Maryland, British America (d. 1832)

Person of interestFrancis Hopkinson

Sep 21 Francis Hopkinson, American author and composer (designed the first American flag), born in Philadelphia, British America (d. 1791)

Designer of the American Flag Francis Hopkinson
Designer of the American Flag
Francis Hopkinson

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 22 Francesco Mancini, composer, dies at 65
  • Sep 22 Michel Pignolet de Monteclair, French composer, dies at 69
  • Sep 27 John Sidney, 6th Earl of Leicester, English privy councillor, dies at 57