What Happened in September 1876

Historical Events

  • Sep 6 Race riot in Charleston SC
  • Sep 6 Southern Pacific line from LA to SF completed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 7 Frank James and his gang are involved in a disastrous raid in Northfield, Minnesota, results in the death or capture of multiple gang members (Cole/Bob/Jim Younger arrested)

Outlaw Frank James
Frank James
  • Sep 12 King Leopold II opens Congo-conference

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 14 Henry Morton Stanley's expedition leaves Rwanda

Journalist and Explorer Henry Morton Stanley
Journalist and Explorer
Henry Morton Stanley
  • Sep 14 Leopold II closes Congo-conference
  • Sep 17 Race riots in South Carolina
  • Sep 19 1st carpet sweeper patented (Melville Bissell of Grand Rapids, Mich)
  • Sep 19 Talks begin to set up a football club in Ottawa
  • Sep 20 Ottawa Football Club forms
  • Sep 23 Ottawa Rough Riders play their 1st game
  • Sep 26 1st Belgian parachute jump (Glorieux)

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Harriet Shaw Weaver, English political activist (d. 1961)
  • Sep 5 Abdelaziz Thâalbi, Tunisian politician. (d. 1944)
  • Sep 5 Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, German field marshal (d. 1956)
  • Sep 6 John J R Macleod, Scottish/Canadian physiologist (Nobel 1923)
  • Sep 6 Willem A Bonger, Dutch sociologist/criminologist (Race & Crime)
  • Sep 7 C.J. Dennis, Australian poet and writer (d. 1938)
  • Sep 11 Alfonso Broqua, composer
  • Sep 12 Flor Alpaerts, Flemish composer (Tyl Uilenspiegel, Pallieter)
  • Sep 13 Sherwood Anderson, Winesburg, Ohio, author/publisher (Winesburg)
  • Sep 15 Bruno Walter, [B W Schlesinger], conductor (NY Phil), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Sep 15 Frank E Gannett, newspaper publisher (Gannett), born in Rochester, New York
  • Sep 15 Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Indian novelist (d. 1938)
  • Sep 18 Milan Rakic, Serbian poet (Pesme)
  • Sep 18 James Scullin, 9th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1953)
  • Sep 22 André Tardieu, Prime Minister of France (d. 1945)
  • Sep 26 C B "Buck" Llewellyn, cricketer (South African lefty all-rounder 1896-1912)
  • Sep 26 Edith Abbott, dean (University of Chicago Social Sciences)
  • Sep 30 Katherine Griffith, actress (Pollyanna, Fast Company), born in San Francisco, California

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 27 Poet Frederic Mistral (46) weds Marie Louise Aimee Rivière

Provencal Poet Frederic Mistral
Provencal Poet
Frederic Mistral

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 3 Felix, cricketer (legendary All-England player), dies
  • Sep 5 Manuel Blanco Encalada, first president of Chile (b. 1790)
  • Sep 9 American Horse, Sioux chief, dies in battle
  • Sep 25 Adolf Glassbrenner, German satirical writer, dies at 66
  • Sep 27 Braxton Bragg, American Confederate general (b. 1817)