On This Day

September 1807 in History

Events in History

Historic Event

Sep 1 Aaron Burr acquitted of charges of plotting to set up an empire

Historic Event

Sep 2 The Royal Navy bombards Copenhagen with fire bombs and phosphorus rockets to prevent Denmark from surrendering its fleet to Napoleon.

Historic Event

Sep 4 Robert Fulton begins operating his steamboat between New York and Albany

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 9 Richard Chenevix Trench, Irish Anglican clergyman and philologist, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1886)
  • Sep 25 Alfred Vail, American inventor and early telegraph pioneer, born in Morristown, New Jersey (d. 1859)
  • Sep 28 Arnold Henry Guyot, Swiss-American geologist, geographer and meteorologist, born in Boudevilliers, Switzerland (d. 1884)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 14 George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend, British field marshal (b. 1724)