On This Day

What Happened in September 1787

Historical Events


USABill of Rights

Sep 12 American statesman George Mason suggests the addition of a Bill of Rights to the Constitution modeled on previous state declarations, but the motion is defeated

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The bill of rights as it was created on September 25, 1789
The bill of rights as it was created on September 25, 1789
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  • Sep 13 Prussian army moves into Netherlands
  • Sep 15 -16] Utrecht patriots flee to Amsterdam
  • Sep 17 Prussian troops conquer Gorinchem

USAConstitution of the United States

Sep 17 The US Constitution is signed by delegates at the Philadelphia Convention

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Page one of the original copy of the Constitution of the United States
Page one of the original copy of the Constitution of the United States
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  • Sep 20 Prince Willem V returns to Hague
  • Sep 28 Congress sends Constitution to state legislatures for their approval
  • Sep 30 1st US voyage around the world - Columbia leaves Boston

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 John Bake, classical composer
  • Sep 5 Fran├žois Sulpice Beudant, French mineralogist and geologist, born in Paris (d. 1850)
  • Sep 10 John J. Crittenden, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky), born in Versailles, Kentucky (d. 1863)
  • Sep 18 Johann David Passavant, German historian, painter and graphic artist, born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1861)