On This Day

What Happened on September 20, 1777

Historical Events


BattleBattle of Interest

Battle of Paoli; British forces under Major General Charles Grey attacks Brigadier General Anthony Wayne's encampment. Claims the British gave no quarter leads to engagement becoming known as the "Paoli Massacre"

Military Leader Anthony Wayne
Military Leader
Anthony Wayne

Famous Birthdays

  • Ramón Cuéllar y Altarriba, Spanish composer, born in Santiago de Compostela, Spain (d. 1833)
1777 Highlights

About September 20, 1777

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 243 years, 2 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo