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, composer
  • Sep 7 Luigi Galvani, Italian anatomist/physicist
  • Sep 14 Johann Michael Haydn, composer
  • 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 interestPerson of Interest

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, composer, dies at 69
  • Sep 27 John Sidney, 6th Earl of Leicester, English privy councillor (b. 1680)