What Happened in September 1795

Historical Events

  • Sep 5 USA and Algiers sign peace treaty

Historic Publication

Sep 15 "Lyrical Ballads" published by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth - 1st work of English Romantic movement (probable date)

  • Sep 15 Dutch East India controlled Cape Colony (present day South Africa) surrenders to Britain
  • Sep 16 British capture Capetown, South Africa, from the Dutch
  • Sep 19 Tula, leader of Curacao slave opposition, imprisoned
  • Sep 23 Conseil of the Cinq-Cents (Council of 500), forms in Paris

Famous Birthdays

James Gordon Bennett

Sep 1 James Gordon Bennett, Sr., American newspaper publisher (New York Herald), born in Keith, Scotland (d. 1872)

  • Sep 4 Friedrich August von Alberti, German geologist (Triasic Age), born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1878)
  • Sep 6 Frances Wright, Scottish writer and lecturer, born in Dundee, Scotland (d. 1852)
  • Sep 17 Saverio Mercadante, Italian composer, born in Altamura, Bari, Italy (d. 1870)
  • Sep 20 Charles Zeuner, German-American composer and organist, born in Eisleben, Saxony (d. 1857)
  • Sep 23 Alexander Twilight, minister and politician, first African American to graduate and to hold public office, born in Corinth Vermont (d. 1857)