What Happened in September 1848

Historical Events

  • Sep 6 National Black Convention meets in Cleveland
  • Sep 12 Switzerland becomes a Federal state.
  • Sep 14 Alexander Stewart opens 1st US dept store
  • Sep 16 Slavery abolished in all French territories
  • Sep 18 Baseball rules 1st baseman can tag base for out instead of runner
  • Sep 19 Hyperion, moon of Saturn, discovered by Bond (US) & Lassell (England)
  • Sep 20 The American Association for the Advancement of Science is created.
  • Sep 29 Battle of Pákozd: Hungarian forces defeat Croats at Pákozd; the first battle of the War of Independence

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Auguste-Henri Forel, Swiss entomologist (d. 1931)
  • Sep 4 Lewis Howard Latimer, American inventor (carbon filament lightbulbs), born in Chelsea, Massachusetts (d. 1928)
  • Sep 4 Jennie Lee, American actress (The Birth of a Nation), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1925)
  • Sep 5 Manuel Giro, Spanish composer, born in Barcelona (d. 1916)
  • Sep 10 William M Harnett, US painter (Old Violin)
  • Sep 24 Pieter Louis Tak, literary (The Chronicle)
  • Sep 29 Caroline Yale, American educator who revolutionized the teaching of hearing-impaired students, born in Charlotte, Vermont (d. 1943)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 11 Henri-Philippe Gerard, composer, dies at 87
  • Sep 24 Branwell Brontë [Patrick Branwell Brontë], English painter and writer and brother of the writers Charlotte, Emily and Anne, dies at 31