On This Day

September 1758 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 11 Battle of Saint Cast: France repels British invasion during the Seven Years' War

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 12 French astronomer Charles Messier mistakenly identifies the Crab Nebula so begins his Messier Catalogue

Astronomer Charles Messier
Astronomer
Charles Messier

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 1 Wilhelmus Kist, writer/director of Dutch Staatscourant
  • Sep 10 Hannah Webster Foster, American author (The Coquette; or, The History of Eliza Wharton), born in Salisbury, Massachusetts (d. 1840)
  • Sep 21 Christopher Gore, American lawyer and politician (8th Governor of Massachusetts), born in Boston, Province of Massachusetts Bay (d. 1827)
  • Sep 26 Cosme Argerich, Argentine physician and founder of the Medicine School of Buenos Aires, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1820)

Person of interestHoratio Nelson

Sep 29 Horatio Nelson, British admiral and hero of Trafalgar, born in Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk (d. 1805)