What Happened on September 20, 1873

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Panic sweeps NY Stock Exchange (railroad bond default/bank failure) NY shut banks for 10 days due to a bank scandal

Famous Birthdays

  • Ferenc Szisz, Hungarian race car driver (d. 1944)
  • Robert D Wrenn, tennis champ (US Open - 1893)
  • Sidney Olcott, Canadian film director (d. 1949)

Famous Deaths

  • Lulu Strauss und Torney, German poetess/writer, dies