What Happened in September 1869

Historical Events

  • Sep 6 1st westbound train arrives in San Francisco
  • Sep 6 Mine fire kills 110 at Avondale, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 10 Baptist minister supposedly invents rickshaw in Yokohama, Japan
  • Sep 13 Jay Gould & James Fisk attempt to control US gold market
  • Sep 16 10th British Golf Open: Tom Morris, Jr. shoots a 157 at Prestwick Golf Club

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Sep 22 Richard Wagner's opera "Rhine Gold" premieres in Munich

Composer Richard Wagner
Composer
Richard Wagner
  • Sep 24 Black Friday; Wall St panic after Gould & Fisk attempt to corner gold

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 4 Geert A D Wumkes, Frisian theologist/writer (Frision Movement)
  • Sep 6 Felix Salten [Siegmund Salzmann], Austrian author (Bambi, a Life in the Woods), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1947)
  • Sep 6 Walford Davies, English composer, born in Oswestry, Shropshire, England (d. 1941)
  • Sep 7 Margot Scharten-Antink, Dutch author (Catherina, Sprotje) (d. 1957)
  • Sep 10 Caro Roma [Carrie Northey], composer and singer, born in California (d. 1937)
  • Sep 14 Kid Nichols, American baseball player (d. 1953)
  • Sep 17 Christian Lange, Norwegian pacifist/internationalist (Nobel 1921)
  • Sep 20 George Robey, [George Edward Wade], comic
  • Sep 20 Marcel Cachin, co-founder (French Communistic Party)
  • Sep 21 Henryk Melcer-Szczawinski, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 23 Mary Mallon, Irish-American patient ('Typhoid Mary') 1st person in the US known to be immune to typhoid, and carrier of the disease (infected at least 51 people in New York City), born in Cookstown, Ireland (d. 1938)

  • Sep 26 Komitas, Armenian composer (d. 1935)
  • Sep 30 Ernest Jones, cricket pace bowler (marvellous Aust at turn of century)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 12 Peter Mark Roget, British physician and lexographer (Roget's Thesaurus), dies at 90
  • Sep 28 Libri, mathematician, dies