On This Day

September 1709 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 3 1st major group of Swiss German colonists reaches North and South Carolina
  • Sep 11 Battle at Malplaquet during War of the Spanish Succession: English, Austrian and Dutch Great Alliance defeat France

Birthdays in History


Person of interestSamuel Johnson

Sep 18 Samuel Johnson, English scholar and lexicographer (A Dictionary of the English Language), born in Lichfield Staffordshire (d. 1784)

Scholar and Lexicographer Samuel Johnson
Scholar and Lexicographer
Samuel Johnson

Deaths in History

  • Sep 4 Jean-Francois Regnard, French comedic poet/slave in Algeria, dies
  • Sep 11 Oxenstiern, Dutch general, dies in the Battle of Malplaquet
  • Sep 11 Spaar, Dutch General, dies in the Battle of Malplaquet