On This Day

September 1791 in History

Events in History

French Revolution

Sep 3 French Revolution: The new French Constitution, declaring France a constitutional monarchy, is passed by the National Assembly

Historic Event

Sep 13 France's King Louis XVI accepts constitution

Historic Event

Sep 30 The National Constituent Assembly in Paris is dissolved; Parisians hail Maximilien Robespierre and Jérôme Pétion as incorruptible patriots


Birthdays in History

  • Sep 1 Lydia Sigourney, American religious author (How to Be Happy)
  • Sep 3 Francisco Acuña de Figueroa, Uruguayan poet (Toraidas), born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 1862)
  • Sep 20 Sergey Aksakov, Russian writer (Semejnaja chronika), born in Ufa, Russian Empire (d. 1859) [NS 10/01]

Michael Faraday

Sep 22 Michael Faraday, English scientist, discovered electromagnetic induction, invented 1st electric motor, born in Newington Butts, England (d. 1867)

  • Sep 23 Johann F Encke, German astronomer (Encke Comet)
  • Sep 23 Karl T Korner, German poet (Zriny, Leyer und Schwerdt)
  • Sep 26 Théodore Géricault, French painter (The Raft of the Medusa), born in Rouen, Normandy, France (d. 1824)

Weddings in History

  • Sep 6 Emma, Lady Hamilton (26) marries Sir William Hamilton (60) at St Marylebone Parish Church in London

Deaths in History

  • Sep 17 Tomás de Iriarte, Spanish writer (Fabulas Literarias), dies at 40
  • Sep 25 William Bradford, American printer (b. 1719)