What Happened in September 1890

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 1st baseball tripleheader-Boston vs Pittsburgh
  • Sep 11 30th British Golf Open: John Ball shoots a 164 at Prestwick Golf Club

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 12 Cecil Rhodes' colonists found Fort Salisbury (now Harare, Zimbabwe)

British Businessman and Imperialist Politician Cecil Rhodes
British Businessman and Imperialist Politician
Cecil Rhodes
  • Sep 13 Cecil Rhodes' colonists hoist the Union Jack in Mashonaland & Salisbury
  • Sep 19 Turkish frigate "Ertogrul" burns off of Japan, kills 540
  • Sep 23 Ed Cartwright bats in 7 RBIs in 1 inning
  • Sep 24 The President of the Mormon Church Wilford Woodruff issues a manifesto advising members that the teaching and practice of polygamy should be abandoned
  • Sep 25 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Silver Blaze" (BG)
  • Sep 26 US stops minting $1 & $3 gold coin & 3 cent piece

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 3 J Patrick O'Malley, Forest City PA, actress (Courage of Black Beauty)
  • Sep 5 Albert H Edelkoort, theologist (Zondebesef)
  • Sep 6 Clara Kimball Young, American actress (Return of Chandu), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1960)
  • Sep 6 Manfred Gurlitt, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1973)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 9 Colonel Harland Sanders, American founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, born in Henryville, Indiana (d. 1980)

Businessman and Restaurateur Colonel Sanders
Businessman and Restaurateur
Colonel Sanders
  • Sep 10 Franz Werfel, Austria, author (40 Days of Musa Dagh)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 10 Elsa Schiaparelli, Italian fashion designer, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1973)

Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli
Fashion Designer
Elsa Schiaparelli
  • Sep 11 Marius Ulfrstad, Norwegian composer, born in Ellingsøya (d. 1968)
  • Sep 12 Guido Guerrini, Italian composer, born in Faenza, Italy (d. 1965)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 15 Agatha Christie, English crime writer (Murder on Orient Express), born in Torquay, Devon (d. 1976)

Novelist Agatha Christie
Novelist
Agatha Christie
  • Sep 15 Claude McKaye, Jamaica/US author (Songs of Jamaica, Banjo)
  • Sep 15 Frank Martin, Geneva Switzerland, composer (In Terra Fax)
  • Sep 16 Ernst Deutsch, [Dorian], actor (Moon is Down, 3rd Man), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Sep 17 Lubov Tchernicheva, Russian ballerina
  • Sep 18 Vladimir Ambros, composer
  • Sep 20 Rachel Bluwstein, Hebrew poet, born in Saratov, Imperial Russia (d. 1931)
  • Sep 22 Ferdinand Gonseth, Swiss mathematician/philosopher
  • Sep 23 Arthur Walter Kramer, American composer, born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 23 Friedrich Paulus, German Generalfieldmarshal (Stalingrad). Dies 1957.
  • Sep 24 Alan Herbert, England, journalist/writer (Punch, Helen)
  • Sep 24 Mike González, baseball player (d. 1977)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 3 Charles-A Chatrian, French writer (Waterloo), dies at 63
  • Sep 3 Willem Linnig The Younger, Flemish painter and graphic artist, dies at 48
  • Sep 5 Ludwig Deppe, composer, dies at 61
  • Sep 18 Dion Boucicault, Irish/US actor/playwright (Octoroon), dies at 67
  • Sep 22 Johanna D Courtmans-Berchmans, Flemish author (Rozeken Pot), dies at 79