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

Battle of Bárbula

Sep 30 Battle of Bárbula: Simón Bolívar defeats Santiago Bobadilla

1813 History

Famous Birthdays

Mark Hopkins (1813-1878)

Sep 1 American business tycoon and railroad executive (Central Pacific Railroad), born in Henderson, New York

  • 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, German composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1892)
Born in 1813

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 2 Jean Victor Marie Moreau, French general, mortally wounded in battle at 50

Edmund Randolph (1753-1813)

Sep 12 US Founding Father, 1st US Attorney General (1789-94) and 2nd US Secretary of State (1794-95), dies at 60

  • Sep 13 Hezqeyas, Emperor of Ethiopia (1789-94), dies
  • Sep 24 André Grétry, French opera composer, dies at 72
  • Sep 25 Braz Francisco de Lima, Portuguese composer, dies at 61