What Happened in September 1896

Historical Events

  • Sep 7 A H Whiting wins 1st automobile race held on a closed-circuit track in Cranston, RI

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Sep 21 British General Kitchener's army occupies Dongola, Sudan

General and Secretary of War Horatio Kitchener
General and Secretary of War
Horatio Kitchener

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Sep 22 Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather King George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history.

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Victoria

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Indian theologian (d. 1977)
  • Sep 4 Agnes Ayres, [Hinkle], US, actress (Sheik, Souls at Sea)
  • Sep 4 Antonin Artaud, Marseilles France, songwriter/dir (Theatre Seraphin)
  • Sep 6 Frutuoso de Lima Viana, composer
  • Sep 6 Mario Praz, Italian literary critic and scholar (La carne, la morte, e il diavolo)
  • Sep 6 Vladimir Nikitich Kashperov, composer
  • Sep 8 Howard Dietz, American lyricist and librettist (d. 1983)
  • Sep 9 Fritz Reutter, German composer (d. 1963)
  • Sep 10 Ye Ting, Chinese military leader (d. 1946)
  • Sep 10 Adele Astaire, American dancer and entertainer (d. 1981)
  • Sep 10 Robert Taschereau, Canadian judge and politician (d. 1970)
  • Sep 12 Giuseppe Zoppi, Swiss writer (Il Libro Dell'Alpe)
  • Sep 13 Morris Kirksey, US, 4 X 100m (Olympic-gold-1920)
  • Sep 15 Tadeusz Szeligowski, composer
  • Sep 16 Andre Cheron, French chess/bridge theorist
  • Sep 17 Denise Grey, [Edouardine Verthuy], Turin Italy, actress (Julietta)
  • Sep 20 Fjodor I Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga) [NS=Oct 2]
  • Sep 22 Henry Segrave, British racing driver (d. 1930)

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Sep 24 F. Scott Fitzgerald, American author (Great Gatsby, Zelda), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 1940)

  • Sep 25 Elsa Triolet [Ella Kagan], Russian-French writer and Resistance fighter, born in Moscow (d. 1970)
  • Sep 25 Roberto Gerhard, composer
  • Sep 25 Sandro Pertini, president Italy
  • Sep 27 George Bender, (Rep/Sen-R-Oh), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Sep 27 Sam Ervin, (Sen-D-NC), Watergate committee chairman (d. 1985)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 1 Johannes Habert, composer, dies at 62
  • Sep 2 Nat Thomson, Australian cricketer (b. 1839)
  • Sep 11 Francis James Child, American ballad collector (b. 1825)
  • Sep 16 Carlos Gomez, composer, dies at 60
  • Sep 18 Armand-Hippolyte-Louis Fizeau, physicist, dies
  • Sep 20 Gottfried Conradi, composer, dies at 76
  • Sep 23 Ivar A Aasen, Norwegian linguistic/poet, dies at 83
  • Sep 23 Louis-Gilbert Duprez, composer, dies at 89
  • Sep 24 Percy McDonnell, cricketer (19 Tests 1880-88, 3 centuries), dies
  • Sep 24 Louis De Geer, 1st Swedish Prime Minister (b. 1818)