On This Day

September 1813 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 4 First US religious newspaper (Religious Remembrancer (Christian Observer))
  • Sep 7 "Uncle Sam" 1st used to refer to the US, by Troy Post of New York
  • Sep 10 American Naval Commander Oliver Hazard Perry defeats the British in Battle of Lake Erie

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Sep 30 Battle of Bárbula: Simón Bolívar defeats Santiago Bobadilla

Military and Political Leader Simón Bolívar
Military and Political Leader
Simón Bolívar

Birthdays in History


Person of interestMark Hopkins

Sep 1 Mark Hopkins, American business tycoon and railroad executive (Central Pacific Railroad), born in Henderson, New York (d. 1878)

Business Tycoon and Railroad Executive Mark Hopkins
Business Tycoon and Railroad Executive
Mark Hopkins
  • Sep 11 Conrad Feger Jackson, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Alsace Township, Pennsylvania (d. 1862)
  • Sep 13 John Sedgwick, American Major General (Union Army), who is best remembered for his famous last words "they couldn't hit an elephant at this distance" before being shot in battle, born in Cornwall, Connecticut (d. 1864)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 2 Jean Victor Marie Moreau, French general, mortally wounded in battle at 50
  • Sep 13 Hezqeyas of Ethiopia, deposed Emperor of Ethiopia