On This Day

What Happened in September 1775

Historical Events

  • Sep 13 Gotthold Lessing's "Die Juden," premieres in Frankfurt-am-Main

Historic Event

Sep 25 American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen captured

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 5 Juan Martín Díez, El Empecinado (The Undaunted), Spanish guerrillero, born in Valladolid, Spain (d. 1825)

Laura Secord

Sep 13 Laura Secord, Canadian war heroine, born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts Bay (d. 1868)


Famous Deaths

  • Sep 7 Johann Georg Holzbogen, German violinist and composer, dies at 48
  • Sep 16 Allen Bathurst, 1st Earl Bathurst, English privy councillor (b. 1684)
  • Sep 18 Andrew Foulis, Scottish bookseller and printer, dies at about 63