What Happened in September 1884

Historical Events

  • Sep 4 Britain ends its policy of penal transportation to New South Wales in Australia.
  • Sep 10 Congressman John R Lynch presides over Republican National Convention
  • Sep 20 6.2 mile Arlberg railroad tunnel completed in Austria
  • Sep 20 Equal Rights Party nominates female candidates for US President and Vice President
  • Sep 23 American Herman Hollerith patents his mechanical tabulating machine, the beginning of data processing
  • Sep 24 Dixey, Rice & Gill's musical "Adonis" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 26 Suriname army shoots on British-Indian contract workers, 7 killed

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Sigurd Wallén, Swedish actor and film director (d. 1947)
  • Sep 2 Frank Laubach, Benton Pa, educator, taught reading through phonetics
  • Sep 6 Emerson Whithorne, composer
  • Sep 8 Théodore Pilette, Belgian racing driver (d. 1921)
  • Sep 15 Floro Manuel Ugarte, composer
  • Sep 17 Bastiaan de Gaay Fortman, Dutch historian/Justice of Curacao
  • Sep 17 Charles Tomlinson Griffes, Elmira NY, composer (White Peacock)
  • Sep 20 Piotr Rytel, Polish composer, born in Vilnius (d. 1970)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 20 Maxwell Perkins, American editor and publisher, born in NYC, New York (d. 1947)

  • Sep 21 Hugh "Shorty" Ray, supervisor of NFL officials, HOF member
  • Sep 22 Minerva Urecal, CA, actress (Accent on Love, Crazy Knights)
  • Sep 24 Gustave Garrigou, French cyclist (d. 1963)
  • Sep 24 Hugo Schmeisser, German weapons designer (d. 1953)
  • Sep 25 Cornelis "Kees" Boeke, Dutch educationalist
  • Sep 26 J. P. Bickell, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (d. 1951)
  • Sep 29 Boris Asafiev, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 17 Louis Schubert, composer, dies at 56
  • Sep 20 Leopold Fitzinger, Austrian zoologist (b.1802)
  • Sep 28 Fred Morley, cricket lefty quick (16 wkts in 4 Tests for Eng), dies
  • Sep 30 Louis Lacombe, composer, dies at 65