On This Day

What Happened in September 1752

Historical Events


USALiberty Bell

Sep 1 Liberty Bell arrives in Philadelphia

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The Liberty Bell on its ornate stand, 1872
The Liberty Bell on its ornate stand, 1872
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Gregory Conquers Julius CaesarGregory Conquers Julius Caesar

Sep 2 Last Julian calendar day in Great Britain and British colonies including America. To sync to the Gregorian calendar, 11 days are skipped and the next date is Sep 14.

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Pope Gregory XIII with the calendar that was to make his name
Pope Gregory XIII with the calendar that was to make his name
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  • Sep 3 Britain and the British Empire (including the American colonies) adopt the Gregorian Calendar, losing 11 days. People riot thinking the government stole 11 days of their lives
  • Sep 14 Britain and the British Empire (including the American colonies) adopt the Gregorian Calendar (no Sept 3 - Sept 13)

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 8 Carl Stenborg, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1813)
  • Sep 9 Johann Friedrich Christmann, German composer, born in Ludwigsburg, Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany (d. 1817)
  • Sep 18 Adrien-Marie Legendre, French mathematician (worked on elliptic integrals), born in Paris (d. 1833)
  • Sep 18 Johann Anton Sulzer, Swiss writer and composer, born in Rheinfelden, Aargau, Switzerland (d. 1828)
  • Sep 21 Louise of Stolberg-Gedern, Countess of Albany, born in Mons, Austrian Netherlands (d. 1824)
  • Sep 30 Justin Heinrich Knecht, German composer, born in Biberach an der Riss (d. 1817)