On This Day

What Happened in September 1762

Historical Events

  • Sep 15 Battle of Signal Hill, the last battle of the North American theatre of the Seven Years' War

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 6 Theodorus F. van Capellen, Dutch vice-admiral (Algiers), born in Nijmegen, Dutch Republic (d. 1824)
  • Sep 11 Joanna Baillie, Scottish poet and playwright, born in Bothwell, Scotland (d. 1851)
  • Sep 16 Charles de Merode, Earl of Merode, Mayor of Brussels and French senator, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1830)
  • Sep 24 William Lisle Bowles, English poet (14 Sonnets), born in Kings Sutton, England (d. 1850)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 17 Francesco Geminiani, Italian violinist and composer, dies at 74