What Happened in September 1882

Historical Events

  • Sep 2 2nd U.S. Men's National Championship: Richard Sears beats Clarence M. Clark (6-1, 6-4, 6-0)
  • Sep 3 French/Vietnamese/Chinese battle at Hanoi, 100s die

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Sep 4 1st large-scale test of Thomas Edison's light bulb - lighting of NY's Pearl Street Station

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  • Sep 5 10,000 workers march in 1st Labor Day parade in NYC
  • Sep 10 1st international conference to promote anti-semitism meets Dresden Germany (Congress for Safeguarding of Non-Jewish Interests)
  • Sep 12 Belgian King Leopold II receives Pierre de Brazza
  • Sep 13 Battle at Count el-Kebir: British troops invade Egypt
  • Sep 14 British General Wolseley reaches Cairo
  • Sep 15 British General Wolseley occupies Cairo
  • Sep 18 Pacific Stock Exchange opens (as Local Security Board)
  • Sep 25 1st baseball doubleheader (Providence & Worcester)
  • Sep 30 22nd British Golf Open: Bob Ferguson shoots a 171 at St Andrews

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 3 Johnny Douglas, England cricketer and boxer (d. 1930)
  • Sep 6 John Powell, American pianist and composer, born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1963)
  • Sep 7 Johanna F Zandstra-Giezen, oldest person in Netherland (died at 111)
  • Sep 9 Clem McCarthy, American sportscaster (d. 1962)
  • Sep 10 Paul Harvey, IL, actor (Calamity Jane, Heldorado, Jamboree)
  • Sep 13 Henri Potiron, composer
  • Sep 13 Ramón Grau, Cuban president (d. 1969)
  • Sep 14 Harald Fryklof, composer
  • Sep 17 Anton H Blaauw, Dutch botanist (Perception of Light)
  • Sep 19 Paul-Marie Masson, composer
  • Sep 19 Christopher Stone, first disc jockey in the United Kingdom (d. 1965)
  • Sep 21 Alf Thorbald Hurum, composer
  • Sep 22 Emil Abranyi, composer
  • Sep 22 Wilhelm Keitel, German fieldmarshal
  • Sep 28 Mart Saar, Estonian composer, born in Hüpassaare, Viljandi County (d. 1963)
  • Sep 28 Eugenio d' Ors y Rovira, Barcelona Spain, essayist/philosopher
  • Sep 28 Jack Fournier, 2nd baseman (1917-18 NY Yankees)
  • Sep 30 George Bancroft, actor (Underworld)/wife of Octavia Brooke, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 8 Joseph Liouville, French mathematician (surface of Liouville), dies
  • Sep 19 Andreas I Schaepman, archbishop of Utrecht (1868-82), dies at 67