What Happened in September 1820

Historical Events

  • Sep 15 Constitutionalist revolution in Lisbon, Portugal; (see Portugal's crises of the Nineteenth Century).
  • Sep 25 French Physicist Francois Arago announces electromagnetism in his discovery that a copper wire between the poles of a voltaic cell could laterally attract iron filings to itself

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 3 George Hearst, American businessman and father of William Randolph Hearst (d. 1891)
  • Sep 17 Earle Van Dorn, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • Sep 17 Émile Augier, French dramatist (d. 1889)
  • Sep 20 George Washington Morgan, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • Sep 20 John Fulton Reynolds, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1863)
  • Sep 21 Williams Carter Wickham, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Sep 23 Thomas Kilby Smith, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Sep 26 Isvar Chandra Vidyasagar, father of Bengali prose (Exile of Sita)
  • Sep 28 Freidrich Engels, German social philosopher

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 2 Jiaqing, Emperor of China (b. 1760)
  • Sep 7 Coert L van Beyma thoe Kingma, Fries regent/patriot, dies at 67
  • Sep 17 Henri Hamal, Belgian composer, dies at 76
  • Sep 21 Joseph R Drake, US poet (American Flag), dies at 25)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 26 Daniel Boone, frontiersman, dies in Missouri at 85

Frontiersman Daniel Boone
Daniel Boone