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  • Erfstadhouder Prins Willem V (Willem Batavus)Erfstadhouder Prins Willem V (Willem Batavus) (Huis van Oranje-Nassau) was from 1751 till 1795 sovereign of the Netherlands (also known as Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden)
  • A transit of Venus is followed five hours later by a total solar eclipse, the shortest such interval in history.
  • The de Portolá Expedition establishes a base in California, and sets out to find the Port of Monterey (now Monterey, California).
  • Dartmouth College is founded by the Rev. Eleazar Wheelock, with a Royal Charter from King George III, on land donated by Royal Governor John Wentworth.
Weather

The temperature on September 17, 1769 was about 19.0 °C. Wind direction mainly west by south. Weather type: zeer betrokken omtrent helder .

Source: KNMI (weather station Zwanenburg/The Netherlands) 


Born on September 17
Died on September 17

Names that were popular for boys in 1769
  • Jan
  • Johannes
  • Cornelis
  • Joannes
  • Pieter
  • Hendrik
  • Willem
  • Petrus
  • Jacob
  • Gerrit
  • Jacobus
  • Jean
  • Johann
  • Adrianus
  • Peter
Names that were popular for girls in 1769
  • Maria
  • Anna
  • Johanna
  • Marie
  • Cornelia
  • Joanna
  • Catharina
  • Elisabeth
  • Trijntje
  • Neeltje
  • Aaltje
  • Adriana
  • Grietje
  • Antje
  • Jannetje