What Happened in September 1868

Historical Events

  • Sep 8 New York Athletic Club forms
  • Sep 14 Golf's 1st recorded hole-in-one (Tom Morris at Prestwick's 8th hole)
  • Sep 22 Race riots in New Orleans, La
  • Sep 23 Grito de Lares proclaims Puerto Rico's independence (crushed by Spain)
  • Sep 23 9th British Golf Open: Tom Morris, Jr. shoots a 154 at Prestwick Golf Club (three shots better than his father, Tom Morris, Sr.)
  • Sep 25 The Imperial Russian steam frigate Alexander Nevski shipwrecks off Jutland while carrying Grand Duke Alexei of Russia.
  • Sep 28 Battle of Alcolea, causes Queen Isabella II of Spain to flee to France
  • Sep 28 Opelousas Massacre at St Landry Parish Louisiana (200 blacks killed)
  • Sep 30 Spain's Queen Isabella is deposed, flees to France

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Henri Bourassa, French Canadian politician and publisher (d. 1952)
  • Sep 6 Heinrich Häberlin, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 1947)
  • Sep 9 Mary Austin, Ill, feminist/nature writer (Land of Little Rain)
  • Sep 15 Dirk B Nanninga, Dutch painter
  • Sep 17 James Alexander Calder, Canadian politician (d. 1956)
  • Sep 26 Henry Franklin Belknap Gilbert, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 6 Pierre Adolphe Rost, Louisiana judge, Confederate commissioner (b. 1797)
  • Sep 10 Franz Anton Adam Stockhausen, composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 17 Roman Nose (Wiquini), Cheyenne indian leader, dies
  • Sep 19 William Sprague, American minister and politician from (b. 1809)
  • Sep 26 August Ferdinand Möbius, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1790)
  • Sep 27 Alexander Walewski, French earl/duke/diplomat/Foreign minister, dies
  • Sep 28 Thomas Carmichael Hindman, attorney/Confederate gen-mjr, shot at 40