What Happened in September 1857

Historical Events

  • Sep 11 Mountain Meadows Massacre, Mormons dressed as Indians murder 120 colonists in Utah
  • Sep 12 423 die when "Central America" sinks off Cape Romain SC
  • Sep 15 Timothy Alder of NY patents a typesetting machine
  • Sep 16 Mexican constitution of force (fiercely attacked by Pope Pius IX)
  • Sep 23 Russian warship Leffort disappears in a storm in the Gulf of Finland; 826 die
  • Sep 25 Relief of Lucknow by Havelock & Outram begins
  • Sep 30 US occupies Sand, Baker, Howland & Jarvis Is south of Hawaii

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 2 Thomas Groube, Australian cricketer (d. 1927)
  • Sep 6 Zelia Nuttall, American archeologist and historian (d. 1933)
  • Sep 8 Georg Michaelis, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1936)
  • Sep 8 Ida Henrietta Hyde, Davenport Iowa, American physiologist who invented the micro-electrode. She was the first woman allowed to do research at Harvard Medical School and to be elected to the American Physiology Society.
  • Sep 10 James E Keeler, US, astronomer (rings of Saturn)
  • Sep 12 George H Breitner, Dutch impressionist painter/water colors painter

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 13 Milton S. Hershey, American chocolate tycoon (The Hershey Chocolate Company) and philanthropist, born in Derry Township, Pennsylvania (d. 1945)

Chocolate Tycoon Milton S. Hershey
Chocolate Tycoon
Milton S. Hershey
  • Sep 13 Michał Drzymała, Polish peasant rebel (d. 1937)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 15 William Howard Taft, (R) 27th pres (1909-13), chief justice, born in Cincinnati, Ohio

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • Sep 17 Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, pioneer in rocket & space research
  • Sep 29 Conrad T van Deventer, lawyer/2nd-Member of parliament
  • Sep 30 Hermann Sudermann, German writer (Honor, That Ehre, Frau Sorge)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 3 M Heinrich C Lichtenstein, German zoologist/explorer, dies at 77
  • Sep 3 John McLoughlin, Canadian trapper (b. 1784)
  • Sep 5 Auguste Comte, French sociologist (b. 1798)
  • Sep 18 Karol Kazimierz Kurpinski, composer, dies at 72