What Happened in September 1856

Historical Events

  • Sep 2 Tianjing's struggle Incident in Nanjing, China.
  • Sep 14 Battle of San Jacinto at Hacienda San Jacinto, Nicaraguan forces defeat American filibusters

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Sergei Winogradsky, Russian scientist (d. 1953)
  • Sep 2 Yang Hsiu-ch'ing, commander in chief of Taiping Rebellion

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 3 Louis Sullivan, American architect (father of skyscrapers), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Architect and Father of Skyscrapers Louis Sullivan
Architect and Father of Skyscrapers
Louis Sullivan
  • Sep 12 Johann Heinrich Beck, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1924)
  • Sep 23 William Archer, Scotland, writer (Green Goddess)
  • Sep 28 Edward Herbert Thompson, American diplomat and archaeologist (Mayan civilization), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1935)
  • Sep 28 Kate Douglas Wiggins, author (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm)
  • Sep 30 Andrejs Jurjans, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 24 Henry, 1st viscount Hardinge of Lahore, gov-gen of India, dies