On This Day

Historical Events in September 1787

Bill of Rights

Sep 12 American statesman George Mason suggests the addition of a Bill of Rights to the Constitution modeled on previous state declarations, but the motion is defeated

  • Sep 13 Prussian army moves into Netherlands
  • Sep 15 -16] Utrecht patriots flee to Amsterdam
  • Sep 17 Prussian troops conquer Gorinchem

Constitution of the United States

Sep 17 The US Constitution is signed by delegates at the Philadelphia Convention

  • Sep 20 Prince Willem V returns to Hague
  • Sep 28 Congress sends Constitution to state legislatures for their approval
  • Sep 30 1st US voyage around the world - Columbia leaves Boston