What Happened in September 1807

Historical Events


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Sep 1 Aaron Burr acquitted of charges of plotting to set up an empire

3rd Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr
3rd Vice President of the United States
Aaron Burr

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Sep 2 The Royal Navy bombards Copenhagen with fire bombs and phosphorus rockets to prevent Denmark from surrendering its fleet to Napoleon.

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte

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Sep 4 Robert Fulton begins operating his steamboat

Commercial Steamboat Inventor Robert Fulton
Commercial Steamboat Inventor
Robert Fulton

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 9 Richard Chenevix Trench, Irish Anglican clergyman and philologist, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1886)
  • Sep 11 Ignaz Lachner, German composer, born in Rain, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1895)
  • Sep 25 Alfred Vail, American inventor and early telegraph pioneer, born in Morristown, New Jersey (d. 1859)
  • Sep 28 Arnold Henry Guyot, Swiss-American geologist, geographer and meteorologist, born in Boudevilliers, Switzerland (d. 1884)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 12 Edward Miller, composer, dies at 71
  • Sep 14 George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend, British field marshal (b. 1724)