On This Day

What Happened on September 15, 1789

Historical Events

  • US Department of Foreign Affairs, renamed Department of State

Famous Birthdays

James Fenimore Cooper

James Fenimore Cooper, 1st major American novelist (The Last of the Mohicans), born in Burlington, New Jersey (d. 1851)

1789 Highlights

About September 15, 1789

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 232 years, 2 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo