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What Happened in September 1814

Historical Events

  • Sep 5 -15] Battle of Masurische Meren: Germans chase Russians out of East Prussia
  • Sep 11 Begun on the 6th Sept, Americans defeat British at Battle of Plattsburgh during War of 1812
  • Sep 11 Battle of Lake Champlain, NY; American Navy defeats British
  • Sep 12 Battle of North Point fought near Baltimore during War of 1812

Fiery Birth for Star Spangled BannerFiery Birth for Star Spangled Banner

Sep 14 Francis Scott Key pens the poem "Defence of Fort M'Henry", later known as "The Star-Spangled Banner" while witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry from a ship in Baltimore harbor
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The Stars and Stripes with the Star Spangled Banner words by Francis Scott Key
The Stars and Stripes with the Star Spangled Banner words by Francis Scott Key
  • Sep 20 "Star Spangled Banner" published as a song, lyrics by Francis Scott Key, tune by John Stafford Smith

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 2 Ernst Curtius, German archaeologist/historian
  • Sep 6 George Cartier, Canadian co-PM (1858-62), born in Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada (d. 1873)
  • Sep 8 Charles-√Čtienne Brasseur de Bourbourg, French writer and historian, born in Bourbourg, France (d. 1874)
  • Sep 13 Nicolas Beets [Hildebrand], Dutch writer (Camera Obscura) and theologian, born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1903)
  • Sep 17 Stefano Ronchetti-Molnteviti, Italian composer, born in Asti, Piedmont, Italy (d. 1882)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 1 Erik Eriksson Tulindberg, composer, dies at 53
  • Sep 8 Maria Carolina of Austria, Queen of the Two Sicilies, dies at 62
  • Sep 22 A W Iffland, writer, dies