What Happened in September 1875

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 A murder conviction effectively forces the violent Irish anti-owner coal miners, the "Molly Maguires", to disband.
  • Sep 9 Lotta's Fountain (Kearny & Market) dedicated
  • Sep 10 15th British Golf Open: Willie Park, Sr. shoots a 166 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • Sep 11 1st newspaper cartoon strip
  • Sep 29 US-Spanish relations decline in wake of Cuban rebellion

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Edgar Rice Burroughs, US, sci-fi author (Tarzan of Apes, Mars Saga)
  • Sep 3 Ferdinand Porsche, German automotive engineer (Volkswagen Beetle, Mercedes-Benz SS) and founder of the Porsche car company, born in Maffersdorf, Bohemia, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1951)
  • Sep 5 Napoleon "Larry" Lajoie, RI, hall of fame shortstop (.426 in 1901)
  • Sep 10 Paul Scheinpflug, composer
  • Sep 12 Matsunosuke Onoe, Japanese actor (d. 1926)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 16 James Cash Penney, American department store founder (J C Penney), born in Hamilton, Missouri (d. 1971)

Department Store Founder James Cash Penney
Department Store Founder
James Cash Penney
  • Sep 17 Vyacheslav Gavrilovich Karatigin, composer
  • Sep 18 Tomas Burgos, Chilean philanthropist (d. 1945)
  • Sep 22 Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis, composer
  • Sep 26 Edmund Gwenn, Wales, actor (Miracle on 34th Street)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 15 Jeanne-Louise Farrenc, composer, dies at 71
  • Sep 24 William Walker, composer, dies at 66
  • Sep 28 Aleksei K Tolstoi, [Kozjma Prutkov], Russian poet, dies at 58 [OS]