What Happened in September 1869

Historical Events

  • Sep 6 1st westbound train arrives in SF
  • 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
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, composer
  • Sep 7 Margot SE Scharten-Antink, Dutch author (Catherina, Sprotje)
  • 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, Norway, 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 best known as 'Typhoid Mary' and the first person in the United States known to be immune to typhoid, as a carrier of the disease she infected at least 51 people in the New York City area, born in Cookstown, County Tyrone, 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 17 Peter M Roget, England, lexographer (Roget's Thesaurus), dies
  • Sep 28 Libri, mathematician, dies