On This Day

What Happened on September 15, 1789

Historical Events

  • US Department of Foreign Affairs, renamed Department of State

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestJames Fenimore Cooper

James Fenimore Cooper, 1st major American novelist (Last of Mohicans), born in Burlington, New Jersey


1789 Highlights

About September 15, 1789

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 231 years, 2 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo