On This Day

What Happened in September 1738

Historical Events


AgreementContract of Interest

Sep 26 Scottish philosopher David Hume enters into a contract to publish the first two volumes of his seminal work "A Treatise of Human Nature" with John Noon in London

Philosopher David Hume
Philosopher
David Hume

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 22 Dionysius Godefridus van der Keessel, Dutch jurist (Theses Selectae, Select Theses on the Laws of Holland and Zeeland), born in Deventer, Overijssel (d. 1816)
  • Sep 25 Nicholas Van Dyke, American lawyer and President of Delaware, born in New Castle County, Delaware (d. 1789)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 23 Hermannus Boerhaave, medical/botanist, dies at 69