On This Day

What Happened in September 1778

Historical Events

  • Sep 4 City of Amsterdam signs trade agreement with American rebels
  • Sep 17 1st treaty between the US & Indian tribes signed (Fort Pitt)
  • Sep 19 The Continental Congress passes the first budget of the United States.

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 2 Leopold F. J. J. J. van Sassen Ysselt, Dutch politician
  • Sep 2 Louis Bonaparte, King of Holland (d. 1846)
  • Sep 3 Jean Nicolas Auguste Kreutzer, French violinist and composer, born in Versailles, France (d. 1832)
  • Sep 4 Louis NapolĂ©on Bonaparte, French King of Netherlands (1806-10), born in Ajaccio, Corsica, Kingdom of France (d. 1846)
  • Sep 8 Clemens Brentano, German poet and author (The Story of the Just Casper and Fair Annie), born in Ehrenbreitstein, Germany (d. 1842)
  • Sep 19 Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux and Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, born in Cowgate, Edinburgh (d. 1868)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 23 Balthazar Huydecoper, Dutch translator and historian, dies at 83