On This Day

Historical Events in September 1774

  • Sep 5 The 1st Continental Congress, a meeting of delegates from 12 of the 13 British colonies that later became the United States, convenes at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia
  • Sep 5 Twelve of the thirteen American colonies adopt a trade embargo against Great Britain at the first Continental Congress at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 5 With the meeting of the Continental Congress, Philadelphia becomes the 1st capital of the United States
  • Sep 15 Cossack pretender to the Russian throne Yemelyan Ivanovich Pugachev captured