United States Historical Events in September

United States Historical Events is a daily guide to the important events that shaped America to what it is today. This is a compilation of significant events for the month of September including the birth and death of famous Americans as well as laws promulgated by U.S. Congress. The list is constantly updated to incorporate the most recent events.

United States Historical Events in September

Day Year Event
1 1862 Union Army troops retreat from Chantilly, Virginia due to heavy casualty during the American Civil War.
2 1789 The United States Treasury was established by Congress. It was the third presidential cabinet office to be created.
2 1945 President Truman proclaims V-J Day after the Japanese surrendered in World War II.
5 1774 The first Continental Congress in the United States assembled in Philadelphia.
9 1850 California became the 31th State to be admitted to the Union.
10 1813 The United States defeats a British Fleet at the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812.
11 2001 Coordinated terrorist attacks in the United States, now known as 9/11 Attacks
12 1609 English explorer Henry Hudson begins his exploration of the Hudson River while aboard the Dutch Halve Maen.
13 1788 The Philadelphia Convention names New York City as the temporary capital of the country.
14 1901 Death by Assassination: William McKinley., the 25th US president, died in Buffalo, New York at age 58.
15 1857 Birthday: William Howard Taft, the 27th US president, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio.
19 1881 Death by Assassination: James Garfield Jr., the 20th US president, died in Elberon, New Jersey at age 49.
22 1862 President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation or Proclamation 95 to abolish slavery in the United States.

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