On This Day

What Happened on September 5, 1781

Historical Events

Victory in Battle

American Revolutionary War: French fleet of 24 ships under Comte de Grasse defeat British forces under Admiral Graves at the Battle of the Chesapeake [Battle of the Virginia Capes] and trap Cornwallis

1781 Highlights

About September 5, 1781

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 240 years, 8 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo