What Happened in September 1817

Historical Events

  • Sep 9 Alexander Twilight, probably first African American to graduate from a US college, receives BA degree at Middlebury College

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 22 John Quincy Adams becomes US Secretary of State

6th US President John Quincy Adams
6th US President
John Quincy Adams

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 5 Aleksei K. Tolstoi, Russian poet and writer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1875) [NS]
  • Sep 6 Alexander Tilloch Galt, Canadian politician, a father of Canadian Confederation, born in Chelsea, England (d. 1893)
  • Sep 7 Louise of Hesse-Kassel, Queen of Denmark, born in Kassel, Electorate of Hesse, Imperial Confederate of Germany (d. 1898)
  • Sep 9 Speed Smith Fry, American lawyer, judge, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Mercer County, Kentucky (d. 1892)
  • Sep 13 John M. Palmer, American politician (U.S. Senator from Illinois) and American Civil War General (Union), born in Eagle Creek, Kentucky (d. 1900)
  • Sep 14 Theodor Storm, German judge and author (Imense China), born in Husum, Germany (d. 1888)
  • Sep 21 Carter L. Stevenson, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Fredericksburg, Virginia (d. 1888)
  • Sep 21 Charles Balmer, German composer, born in Gottingen, Germany (d. 1892)
  • Sep 23 Leon Charles Francois Kreutzer, composer
  • Sep 24 Ramón de Campoamor y Campoosorio, Spanish poet (Doloras), born in Navia, Spain (d. 1901)

Person of interestHiram R. Revels

Sep 27 Hiram R. Revels, 1st African American US Senator, born in Fayetteville, North Carolina (d. 1901)

Minister and US Senator Hiram R. Revels
Minister and US Senator
Hiram R. Revels

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 9 Paul Cuffe, African American civil rights activist (helped settle Sierre Leone), dies at 58