September 1776 in history

September 1776 events chronologically

Sep 7 According to American colonial reports, Ezra Lee makes the world's first submarine attack in the Turtle, attempting to attach a time bomb to the hull of HMS Eagle in New York Harbor (no British records of this attack exist)
Sep 9 The Continental Congress officially names its new union of sovereign states the United States
Sep 10 American Revolutionary War: Nathan Hale volunteers to spy for the Continental Army
Sep 11 British–American peace conference on Staten Island fails to stop nascent American Revolutionary War
Sep 15 American Revolutionary War: British forces land at Kip's Bay during the New York Campaign
Sep 16 American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Harlem Heights is fought
Sep 17 The Presidio of San Francisco is founded in New Spain

Born in September 1776

Sep 1 Jacques Gervais baron Subervie a French general and politician.
Sep 4 Stephen Whitney one of the wealthiest merchants in New York City in the first half of the 19th century. His fortune was considered second only to that of John Jacob Astor. As a prominent citizen of the rapidly growing city, he helped to build some of its institutions, including the Merchants' Exchange Building, the first permanent home of the New York stock exchange

Died in September 1776

Sep 15 Christian Horrebow a Danish astronomer of the 18th century. He was a son of Peder Horrebow, whom he succeeded as director of the observatory associated with the University of Copenhagen
Sep 22 Nathan Hale a soldier for the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He volunteered for an intelligence-gathering mission in New York City but was captured by the British and executed. He is probably best remembered for his purported last words before being hanged: "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country." Hale has long been considered an American hero and, in 1985, he was officially designated the state hero of Connecticut
Sep 28 Pieter Cramer a wealthy Dutch merchant in linen and Spanish wool, remembered as an entomologist. Cramer was the director of the Zealand Society, a scientific society located in Flushing, and a member of Concordia et Libertate, based in Amsterdam. This literary and patriotic society, where Cramer gave lectures on minerals, commissioned and/or financed the publishing of his book De uitlandsche Kapellen, on foreign butterflies, occurring in three parts of the world Asia, Africa and America