What Happened in September 1813

Historical Events

  • Sep 4 First US religious newspaper (Religious Remembrancer (Christian Observer))
  • Sep 7 "Uncle Sam" 1st used to refer to the US, by Troy Post of New York
  • Sep 10 American Naval Commander Oliver Hazard Perry defeats the British in Battle of Lake Erie

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Sep 30 Battle of Bárbula: Simón Bolívar defeats Santiago Bobadilla

Military and Political Leader Simón Bolívar
Military and Political Leader
Simón Bolívar

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 11 Conrad Feger Jackson, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Alsace Township, Pennsylvania (d. 1862)
  • Sep 13 John Sedgwick, American Major General (Union Army), who is best remembered for his famous last words "they couldn't hit an elephant at this distance" before being shot in battle, born in Cornwall, Connecticut (d. 1864)
  • Sep 28 Anton Wallerstein, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 2 Jean Victor Marie Moreau, French general, mortally wounded in battle at 50
  • Sep 13 Hezqeyas of Ethiopia, deposed Emperor of Ethiopia
  • Sep 24 Andre-Ernest-Modeste Gretry, composer, dies at 72
  • Sep 25 Braz Francisco de Lima, composer, dies at 61