On This Day

What Happened in September 1792

Historical Events

French Revolution

Sep 2 September Massacres of the French Revolution: In Paris rampaging mobs slaughter 3 Roman Catholic bishops, more than two hundred priests, and prisoners believed to be royalist sympathizers.

  • Sep 11 The French Blue gem (later the Hope Diamond) is stolen with other French crown jewels from Royal storehouse in Paris during Reign of Terror

Mutiny On The Bounty

Sep 12 Court martial begins for instigators of the mutiny on the Bounty on board HMS Duke in Portsmouth harbour, presided over by Vice-Admiral Samuel Hood

  • Sep 20 French defeat Prussians at Valmy

French Revolution

Sep 21 French Revolution: The National Convention passes a proclamation announcing the formal abolition of the French monarchy

Historic Event

Sep 26 Marc-David Lasource begins accusing Maximilien Robespierre of wanting a dictatorship for France


Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 5 Alexis-Charles-Maximilien Thibault, French composer, born in Nantes, France (d. 1853)
  • Sep 5 Pierre-Armand Dufrénoy, French geologist and mineralogist, born in Sevran, France (d. 1857)
  • Sep 8 Joseph Netherclift, English composer (d. 1863)
  • Sep 14 Gino Capponi, Italian marquis, literary and Premier of Toscane, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1876)
  • Sep 26 William Hobson, first Governor of New Zealand and co-author of the Treaty of Waitangi, born in Waterford, Ireland (d. 1842)
  • Sep 27 George Cruikshank, English caricaturist and illustrator (Grimms' Fairy Tales), born in London, England (d. 1878)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 3 Marie Thérèse Louise of Savoy, Princesse de Lamballe, French aristocrat, dies at 42
  • Sep 18 Gottlieb August Spangenberg, founder (Moravian Church in Amer), dies
  • Sep 25 Adam Gottlob Moltke, Danish statesman, dies at 81