What Happened in September 1880

Historical Events

  • Sep 6 Commencement of 1st Test Cricket in England, v Australia at The Oval
  • Sep 6 W G Grace scores 152 in debut Test Cricket innings, v Aust The Oval
  • Sep 7 Geo Ligowsky patents device to throw clay pigeons for trapshooters

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 9 Rutherford B. Hayes visits San Franicsco

19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes
19th US President
Rutherford B. Hayes
  • Sep 10 Pierre de Brazza signs treaty with King Makoko of Congo
  • Sep 23 Jules Ferry forms French government
  • Sep 29 1st pro baseball game at Polo Grounds, NY Metropolitans beat Washington Nationals 4-2 in 5 innings
  • Sep 30 Henry Draper takes that 1st photograph of Orion Nebula

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 4 Leo Bittermieux, Flemish missionary (Congo)
  • Sep 6 Jean-Louis Pisuisse, Dutch night club performer (French governess)
  • Sep 7 Attilio Brugnoli, composer
  • Sep 7 Kurt von Wolfurt, composer
  • Sep 8 Roelof Kranenburg, Dutch social democratic chairman (1st Chamber)
  • Sep 9 Viking Eggeling, Sweden, artist/filmmaker (Diagonal Symphony)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 12 Henry Louis Mencken, American newspaperman/critic (Prejudices), born in Baltimore, Maryland

Journalist and Critic H. L. Mencken
Journalist and Critic
H. L. Mencken
  • Sep 14 Paul Fechter, German writer (Der Zauberer Gottes)
  • Sep 14 Metropolitan Benjamin (Fedchenkov), Orthodox missionary and writer (d. 1961)
  • Sep 14 Archie Hahn, American athlete (d. 1955)
  • Sep 16 Alfred Noyes, British poet/essayist (Loom of Years, Highwayman)
  • Sep 20 Ildebrando Pizzetti, composer
  • Sep 20 Louise Peete, American murderess (d. 1947)
  • Sep 22 Asser B Kleerekoper, journalist/2nd-Member of parliament (SDAP)
  • Sep 22 Dame Christabel Pankhurst, English suffragist (d. 1958)
  • Sep 23 John Boyd Orr, nutritionist, UN's FAO (Nobel 1949)
  • Sep 28 Ralph Edward Flanders, Barnet VT, (Sen-VT)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 1 Antoon Jurgens, margarine maker, dies at 75
  • Sep 15 William Hauser, composer, dies at 67
  • Sep 22 G F Grace, cricketer (one Test v Australia), dies