What Happened in September 1807

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

Sep 4 Robert Fulton begins operating his steamboat between New York and Albany

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, English organist, flautist, composer (Rockingham; Galway), and musical theorist (Treatise of Thorough Bass and Composition), dies at 71
  • Sep 14 George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend, British field marshal (b. 1724)