On This Day

What Happened in September 1755

Historical Events

  • Sep 8 Battle of Lake George in the Province of New York: British army beats French

Historic Event

Sep 12 Giacomo Casanova is sentenced to 5 years imprisonment in Venice without trial for affront to religion and common decency

  • Sep 18 Fort Ticonderoga in New York opens
  • Sep 19 Great Britain & Russia sign military agreement

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 4 Axel von Fersen the Younger, Swedish Army officer, diplomat and statesman, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1810)
  • Sep 9 Benjamin Bourne, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Rhode Island), born in Bristol, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, British America (d. 1808)
  • Sep 13 Oliver Evans, American inventor who pioneered high-pressure steam engine, born in Newport, Delaware (d. 1819)

John Marshall

Sep 24 John Marshall, 4th Chief Justice of the United States (1801-35), born in Germantown, Virginia (d. 1835)


Famous Deaths

  • Sep 8 Ephraim Williams, American philanthropist (Williams College), dies at 40
  • Sep 9 Johann Lorenz von Mosheim, German historian (b. 1694)
  • Sep 30 Francesco Durante, Neapolitan composer,and teacher dies at 71