On This Day

What Happened in September 1806

Historical Events

  • Sep 2 A side of Rossberg Peak collapses into Goldau Valley Switzerland, kills 500

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Sep 23 Lewis and Clark return to St Louis from Pacific Northwest

Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition William Clark
Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition
William Clark
Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition Meriwether Lewis
Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition
Meriwether Lewis

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 5 Christophe Léon Louis Juchault de Lamoricière, French general, born in Nantes, France (d. 1865)
  • Sep 11 Joshua Blackwood Howell, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Woodbury, New Jersey (d. 1864)
  • Sep 12 Andrew Hull Foote, American Rear Admiral (Union Navy), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1863)
  • Sep 13 Joseph L. Hogg, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Morgan County, Georgia (d. 1862)
  • Sep 13 Moritz Ganz, German composer and cellist, born in Mainz, Germany (d. 1868)
  • Sep 24 George Alexander Osborne, Irish pianist and composer (La Pluie de perles), born in Limerick, Ireland (d. 1893)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 9 William Paterson, American jurist and statesman (b. 1745)
  • Sep 10 Johann C Adelung, German translator/librarian, dies at 74
  • Sep 12 Christian Gottfried Thomas, composer, dies at 58
  • Sep 13 Charles James Fox, English politician (b. 1749)
  • Sep 18 Patrick Cotter O'Brien, first known eight-foot-tall person (b. 1760)
  • Sep 20 Utamaro Kitagawa, painter, dies