On This Day

Birthdays in History in September 1789

  • Sep 9 William Cranch Bond, American astronomer (codiscovered Hyperion), born in Falmouth, Maine (d. 1859)

Person of interestJames Fenimore Cooper

Sep 15 James Fenimore Cooper, 1st major American novelist (The Last of the Mohicans), born in Burlington, New Jersey (d. 1851)

  • Sep 28 Richard Bright, English physician (Bright's Disease/nephritis), born in Bristol, England (d. 1858)