On This Day

What Happened in September 1784

Historical Events

  • Sep 21 Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser becomes the 1st successful daily newspaper in the United States
  • Sep 22 Russian trappers establish a colony on Kodiak Island, Alaska

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 7 František Max Kníže, Czech composer, born in Drahelčice Czech Republic (d. 1840)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 4 César-François Cassini de Thury, French astronomer (geodesic labor), dies at 70

Person of interestAnn Lee

Sep 8 Ann Lee, American founder of the Shakers, dies at 48

Founder of the Shakers Ann Lee
Founder of the Shakers
Ann Lee
  • Sep 27 Boniface Stoecki, composer, dies at 38