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 Switz
  • Sep 13 Lewis Latimer invents & 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
  • Sep 6 Charlie Dell, 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, Copenhagen Denmark, actress (Joyless Street)
  • Sep 12 Daniel Jones, England phoneticist (English pronouncing dictionary)
  • Sep 15 Ettore Arco Isidoro Bugatti, Milan, race car builder (Amaz Bugattis)
  • 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/actress
  • 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 28 Pedro De Cordoba, actor (Mexican Hayride, Before I Hang), born in NYC, New York
  • 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
  • Sep 13 Ambrose Everett Burnside, US Union general, dies at 57

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