What Happened in September 1842

Historical Events

  • Sep 4 Work on Cologne cathedral recommences after 284-year hiatus
  • Sep 18 1st edition of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, published

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 5 Louis Bouwmeester, Dutch actor (Shakespeare), born in Middelharnis, Netherlands (d. 1925)
  • Sep 7 Johannes H Zukertort, German chess player
  • Sep 13 Odon Peter Jozsef de Mihalovich, composer
  • Sep 13 John H. Bankhead, U.S. Senator (d. 1920)
  • Sep 20 James Dewar, Scottish chemist/physicist (Dewarfles/cordiet)
  • Sep 21 Abd-ul-Hamid II, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1918)
  • Sep 23 Karl Munzinger, composer
  • Sep 27 Alphonse Francois Renard, Belgian geologist (d. 1903)
  • Sep 29 Louis J. Weichmann, chief witness in the trial of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln (d. 1902)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 10 Letitia Tyler, US President Tyler's (1841-45) wife, dies at 51
  • Sep 15 Pierre MF de Sales Baillot, French violinist/composer, dies at 70
  • Sep 15 José Francisco Morazán Quezada, President of The Federal Republic of Central America (b. 1792)