On This Day

What Happened on September 5, 1781

Historical Events


Victory in battleVictory 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

British Admiral Samuel Hood
British Admiral
Samuel Hood

1781 Highlights

About September 5, 1781

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 239 years, 5 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo