What Happened in September 1847

Historical Events

  • Sep 8 US under Gen Scott defeat Mexicans at Battle of Molino del Rey
  • Sep 10 1st theater opens in Hawaii

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Sep 11 1st singing of Stephen Foster's "Susanna" (in Pittsburgh)

Father of American Music Stephen Foster
Father of American Music
Stephen Foster
  • Sep 12 Mexican-American War: the Battle of Chapultepec begins.
  • Sep 13 American-Mexican war: US General Winfield Scott captures Mexico City
  • Sep 14 US Marines under General Scott enter Mexico City (halls of Montezuma)

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Sep 16 Shakespeare Birthplace Trust buys bard's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 2 Roger Wolcott, 39th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1900)

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Sep 5 Jesse James, American outlaw, son of a clergyman, born in Kearney, Missouri (d. 1882)

Outlaw Jesse James
Jesse James
  • Sep 13 Charles Dupee Blake, composer
  • Sep 14 William Edward Ayrton, English Physicist and Inventor, born in London, England
  • Sep 16 Albert Ross Parsons, composer
  • Sep 20 Sergei G Netsjajev, Russian nihilist (Catechism Revolutionary)
  • Sep 30 Wilhelmina E Drucker, [Lensing], Dutch feminist

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 13 Nicolas Oudinot, French marshal (b. 1767)
  • Sep 23 Henri MG earl the Merode, Belgium revolutionary (Souvenirs), dies at 65)