On This Day

What Happened in September 1800

Historical Events

  • Sep 5 Malta surrenders to British after they blockade French troops
  • Sep 7 Zion AME Church dedicated (NYC)
  • Sep 13 Curacao in British hands (until Jan 1803)

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 11 Daniel S. Dickinson, New York senator, born in Goshen, Connecticut (d. 1866)
  • Sep 16 Józef Nowakowski, Polish pianist and composer, born in Koryciska, Przysucha County, Poland (d. 1865)
  • Sep 17 Franklin Buchanan, American first superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1874)
  • Sep 19 William McKean, American naval officer (Union Navy), born in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania (d. 1865)
  • Sep 23 William H McGuffey, educator (McGuffey Readers)
  • Sep 30 Decimus Burton, British architect (Hyde Park, Palm House Kew Gardens), born in London, England (d. 1881)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 2 Prince Maciej Radziwiłł, Polish-Lithuanian noble, composer and librettist, dies at 50
  • Sep 26 William Billings, American hymn composer (Rose of Sharon), dies at 53
  • Sep 29 Michael Denis, Austrian poet, bibliographer and lepidopterist, dies at 71