On This Day

What Happened in September 1796

Historical Events

  • Sep 2 Jews of the Netherlands are emancipated
  • Sep 5 General Salicetti orders equal rights for Jews of Bologna, Italy

French Revolution

Sep 8 Battle of Bassano: Napoleon Bonaparte's French army defeat Austrian force during French Revolutionary Wars

Historic Publication

Sep 19 George Washington's farewell address as US President is published


Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 19 Hartley Coleridge, English poet, born in Kingsdown, Bristol, England (d. 1849)
  • Sep 20 Franz Wilhelm Ferling, German oboist and composer (48 études for oboe), born in Halberstadt, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1874)
  • Sep 22 Cornelius Stribling, American Naval Commander (Mexican war, Civil War), born in Pendleton, South Carolina (d. 1880)
  • Sep 25 Antoine-Louis Barye, French sculptor, born in Paris (d. 1875)
  • Sep 28 David Walker, African-American abolitionist (Appeal to Colored Citizens), born in Wilmington, North Carolina (d. 1830)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 21 François Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers, French general (b. 1769)
  • Sep 22 George Wilhelm Gruber, German composer, dies on 67th birthday
  • Sep 22 Joseph Lederer, German monastery composer, dies at 63