On This Day

What Happened in September 1782

Historical Events

  • Sep 16 Great Seal of the United States of America used for the first time

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 7 Bernardus Johannes Dibbets, Dutch baron and general-major (Maastricht), born in Arnhem, Netherlands (d. 1839)
  • Sep 16 Daoguang, 8th Emperor of Qing Dynasty, born in Forbidden City, Beijing, China (d. 1850)
  • Sep 23 Jacques-Fereol Mazas, French composer, conductor and violinist, born in Lavaur, France (d. 1849)
  • Sep 25 Charles Robert Maturin, Irish playwright and novelist, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1824)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 6 Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson, wife of Thomas Jefferson (b. 1748)