What Happened in September 1881

Historical Events

  • Sep 3 Anton Bruckner completes his 6th Symphony
  • Sep 3 1st U.S. Men's National Championship: Richard Sears beats William E. Glyn (6-0, 6-3, 6-2)
  • Sep 9 Egyptian military coup under colonel Arab "El Wahid"
  • Sep 11 Triple landslides bury Elm, Switzerland
  • Sep 13 America Lewis Howard Latimer invents and patents electric lamp with a carbon filament
  • Sep 18 Chicago Tribune reports on a televideo experiment

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 20 Chester A. Arthur sworn in as 21st president

21st US President Chester A. Arthur
21st US President
Chester A. Arthur
  • Sep 27 Chicago Cubs beat Troy 10-8 before record small "crowd" of 12

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 5 Otto Bauer, Austrian Social Democrat, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1938)
  • Sep 6 Charlie Dell, American actor (Pickle in the Middle), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 6 Leo Carrillo, actor (Pancho-Cisco Kid), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 7 Constantly WL Scheurleer, Dutch archaeologist/banker/art expert
  • Sep 8 Harry Hillman, American athlete (d. 1945)
  • Sep 11 Asta Nielsen, Danish actress (Joyless Street), born in Vesterbro, Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1972)
  • Sep 12 Daniel Jones, English phoneticist (English pronouncing dictionary), born in London (d. 1967)
  • Sep 15 Ettore Bugatti, Italian-French automobile designer and manufacturer (Automobiles E. Bugatti), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1947)
  • Sep 16 Clive Bell, English art critic (d. 1964)
  • Sep 17 Alfred Francis Blakeney Carpenter, English soldier (d. 1955)
  • Sep 20 Walter Kingsford, Redhill England, actor (My Favorite Blonde)
  • Sep 25 Lu Xun, Chinese writer (d. 1936)
  • Sep 26 Hiram Wesley Evans, American member of the Ku Klux Klan (d. 1966)
  • Sep 27 Ernest Samuel Williams, composer
  • Sep 27 Johanna "Annie" Bakker, Dutch revue-artist, singer and actress, born (d. 1940)
  • Sep 27 William Clothier, American tennis player (US Open-1906) and 1st president of tennis hall of fame, born in Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania (d. 1962)
  • Sep 28 Henry Geehl, English composer, born in London (d. 1961)
  • Sep 29 Ludwig von Mises, Austrian Economist

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 7 Sidney Clopton Lanier, composer, dies at 39
  • Sep 8 W Frederik K, prince of Netherlands/general/admiral, dies at 84

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 13 Ambrose Burnside, American soldier, politician and industrialist (Governor of Rhode Island, 1866-69), dies of a heart attack at 57

Union General, Politician and Industrialist Ambrose Burnside
Union General, Politician and Industrialist
Ambrose Burnside

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 19 James A. Garfield, 20th US President (Republican: 1881), dies of gunshot wound at 49

20th US President James Garfield
20th US President
James Garfield
  • Sep 22 Solomon L. Spink, U.S. Congressman from Illinois (b. 1831)
  • Sep 24 Luigi Ferdinando Casamorata, composer, dies at 74