On This Day

What Happened in September 1769

Historical Events

  • Sep 18 John Harris of Boston, Massachusetts, builds 1st spinet piano

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 9 Cornelis Felix van Maanen, Dutch minister of Justice (1807-42), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1846)

Person of interestAlexander von Humboldt

Sep 14 Alexander von Humboldt, German naturalist and explorer (Kosmos), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1859)

Naturalist and Explorer Alexander von Humboldt
Naturalist and Explorer
Alexander von Humboldt
  • Sep 19 Joseph Comb, missionary to Moluccas (d. 1833)