What Happened in September 1849

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 California Constitutional Convention held in Monterey
  • Sep 3 California State Constitutional Convention convenes in Monterey
  • Sep 10 1st performance by US actor Edwin Booth (Richard III)
  • Sep 13 1st US prize fight fatality (Tom McCoy)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 17 Harriet Tubman 1st escapes slavery in Maryland with two of her brothers

Abolitionist Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman
  • Sep 18 De Kempenae's Dutch government resigns
  • Sep 19 1st commercial laundry established, in Oakland, California
  • Sep 29 1st passenger train service to Peekskill NY (New Haven Railroad)

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Elizabeth Harrison, US, educator (National Congress of Parents & Teachers)
  • Sep 3 Sarah Orne Jewett, Maine, author (Country of the Pointed Firs)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 14 Ivan Pavlov, Russian physiologist and pioneer in psychology (Nobel 1904), born in Ryazan, Russia (d. 1936)

Physiologist Ivan Pavlov
Ivan Pavlov
  • Sep 17 Vaclav Juda Novotny, composer
  • Sep 21 Edmund Gosse, translator/critic (Father & Son), born in London, England
  • Sep 21 Maurice Barrymore, Indian-born patriarch of the Barrymore family (d. 1905)
  • Sep 22 John Godden, English explorer (Curacao)
  • Sep 23 Mikhail Mikhaylovich Ivanov, composer
  • Sep 28 Dudley Allen Sargent, US, physician/educator (Harvard U gymnasium)
  • Sep 29 Ladislao Joseph Philip Paul Zavrtal, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 3 Earnest Freiherr von Feuchtersleben, Austria writer/physician, dies
  • Sep 25 Johann Baptist Strauss, elder, composer (Radetzky-Marsch), dies at 45