On This Day

What Happened on September 28, 1781

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Victory in BattleSurrender at Yorktown

9,000 American and 7,000 French troops begin siege of Yorktown
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'Surrender of Lord Cornwallis' by John Trumbull depicting the British surrender which ended the American Revolutionary War
'Surrender of Lord Cornwallis' by John Trumbull depicting the British surrender which ended the American Revolutionary War

Famous Deaths

  • William Henry Nassau de Zuylestein, 4th Earl of Rochford, British diplomat and statesman (b. 1717)