On This Day

What Happened in September 1799

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 Bank of Manhattan Company opens in NYC (forerunner to Chase Manhattan)

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 19 René Caillé, French explorer and the first European to return alive from the town of Timbuktu, born in Mauzé-sur-le-Mignon, Deux-Sèvres, France (d. 1838)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 7 Jan Ingenhousz, Dutch-English physiologist (discovering photosynthesis) and personal physician of Maria Theresa, dies at 68
  • Sep 7 Louis Guillaume Lemonnier, French botanist and contributor to the Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, dies at 82