On This Day

What Happened in September 1773

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 11 Benjamin Franklin writes "There never was a good war or bad peace"

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin
  • Sep 22 Benjamin Franklin publishes a hoax letter "An Edict by the King of Prussia" in the Public Advertiser, criticising Britain's colonial policies in the American colonies

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 24 Johann Philipp Christian Schulz, German composer, born in Bad Langensalza, Germany (d. 1827)
  • Sep 25 Agostino Bassi, Italian entomologist, born in Mairago, Italy (d. 1856)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 20 Pieter de Swart, architect (Delfts Port Rotterdam), dies at 63
  • Sep 23 Johann Ernst Gunnerus, Norwegian bishop and botanist (b. 1718)