What Happened in September 1891

Historical Events

  • Sep 3 Cotton pickers organize union & stage strike in Texas
  • Sep 3 John Stephens Durham named US minister to Haiti
  • Sep 7 Captain Frederick Lugard's army reaches Kavalli, Equatoria
  • Sep 11 The Jewish Colonization Association is established by Baron Maurice de Hirsch.
  • Sep 14 "Empire State Express" train goes from NYC to East Buffalo, a distance of 436 miles, in a record 7H6M
  • Sep 18 Harriet Maxwell Converse is 1st white woman to become an Indian chief
  • Sep 20 The first gasoline-powered car debuts in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States.

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 3 Bessie Annie Elizabeth Delany, dentist writer
  • Sep 7 Roscoe Karns, San Bernadino California, actor (Capt Shafer-Hennesey)
  • Sep 11 Noel Gallon, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1966)
  • Sep 11 William Thomas Walsh, American author (d. 1949)
  • Sep 12 Adolph Weiss, composer
  • Sep 12 Pedro Albizu Campos, advocate for Puerto Rican independence (d. 1965)
  • Sep 14 Ivan Matveyevich Vinogradov, Russian mathematician (d. 1983)
  • Sep 16 Czeslaw Josef Marek, composer
  • Sep 16 Isabel Jeans, actress (Easy Virtue, Heavens Above), born in London, England
  • Sep 16 Stephanie von Hohenlohe, Austrian-born German spy (d. 1972)

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Sep 16 Karl Dönitz, German naval leader, born in Grünau, German Empire (d. 1980)

Admiral and Navy Commander Karl Dönitz
Admiral and Navy Commander
Karl Dönitz
  • Sep 17 Leslie Lincoln Henson, actor (Lady Luck, Funny Face, Harvey)
  • Sep 22 Jacob H "Jaap" Stotijn, oboist/conductor (Residence Orch)
  • Sep 26 Alfred Plane, US sharp shooter (Olympic-gold-1912, 20)
  • Sep 28 Myrtle Gonzalez, American actress (d. 1918)
  • Sep 29 Gerda Bjorne, Varmland Sweden, actress (Familjen Bjork, Hemsoborna)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 2 Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger, composer, dies at 76
  • Sep 7 Lorenzo Sawyer, 9th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California (b. 1820)
  • Sep 9 Jules Grévy, President of France (b. 1813)
  • Sep 18 William Ferrel, American mathematician (b. 1817)
  • Sep 27 Ivan Goncharov, Russian author (b. 1812)

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Sep 28 Herman Melville, American writer (Billy Budd, Moby-Dick), dies at 72

Moby Dick Author Herman Melville
Moby Dick Author
Herman Melville
  • Sep 30 Georges Boulanger, French general and politician (b. 1837)