On This Day

What Happened on September 9, 1817

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Speed Smith Fry, American lawyer, judge, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Mercer County, Kentucky (d. 1892)

Famous Deaths

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