What Happened in September 1899

Historical Events

  • Sep 4 8.3 earthquake shakes Yakutat Bay Alaska
  • Sep 6 Carnation processes its first can of evaporated milk
  • Sep 6 US minister of Foreign affairs John Hay publishes his "Open Through Note"
  • Sep 8 British government sends an additional 10,000 troops to Natal, South Africa
  • Sep 9 French Capt Alfred Dreyfus sentenced on unjust grounds
  • Sep 10 2nd quake in 7 days (8.6) hits Yakutat Bay Alaska
  • Sep 13 Mackinder, Ollier and Brocherel make the first ascent of Batian (5,199m - 17,058 ft), the highest peak of Mount Kenya.
  • Sep 14 Henry Bliss becomes 1st automobile fatality in the US (NY)
  • Sep 15 5th US Golf Open: Willie Smith shoots a 315 at Baltimore CC MD
  • Sep 17 1st British troops leave Bombay for South Africa
  • Sep 28 Transvaal mobilizes its army - leadup to Second Boer War

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Richard Arlen, American actor (Apache Uprising, Wings), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 1976)
  • Sep 2 Hans Nielsen, Danish lightweight and featherweight boxer (Olympic gold 1924)
  • Sep 6 Billy Rose [William Samuel Rosenberg], American theatrical producer (Diamond Horse Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1966)
  • Sep 7 Leendert A Donker, Dutch Minister of Justice (PvdA)
  • Sep 9 Louis Cheslock, composer
  • Sep 9 Neil Hamilton, actor (Commisioner Gordon in Batman), born in Lynn, Massachusetts
  • Sep 9 Waite Hoyt, American baseball player (d. 1984)
  • Sep 11 Nelly "Nell" Knoop, Dutch actress (Jenny, Driestuivers Opera), born in Batavia, Batavia, Dutch East Indies (d. 1971)
  • Sep 11 Jimmie Davis, Quitman, Louisiana, American singer and songwriter (You Are My Sunshine)
  • Sep 12 Gerard Hordijk, Dutch architect and painter, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1958)
  • Sep 13 Anton Constandse, Dutch anarchist/writer
  • Sep 13 Corneliu Zelea Codreanu, leader of the Iron Guard (d. 1938)
  • Sep 14 Hal Wallis, movie producer (Maltese Falcon, Barefoot in the Park)
  • Sep 15 Milton S Eisenhower, Dwight's brother/pres (Pennsylvania State)
  • Sep 16 Hans Swarowsky, conductor (Graz Opera 1947-50), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Sep 17 Winnie Lightner, Greenport NY, comedienne (Sit Tight, Side Show)
  • Sep 20 Elliott Nugent, American director (And So They Were Married), born in Dover, Ohio (d. 1980)
  • Sep 20 Leo Strauss, German-born philosopher (d. 1973)
  • Sep 21 Luc Haesaerts, Flemish art critic (Flandre)
  • Sep 21 Frederick Coutts, Scottish 8th General of The Salvation Army, born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland (d. 1986)
  • Sep 23 Louise Nevelson, sculptor (Sky Cathedral), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Sep 23 Marcel Dalio, [Israel Blauschild], actor (China Gate), born in Paris, France
  • Sep 23 William Levi Dawson, composer
  • Sep 24 Eduardo Hernandez Moncada, composer
  • Sep 24 Sir William Dobell, Australian portrait artist (d. 1970)
  • Sep 29 Billy Butlin, South Africa, holiday camp promoter
  • Sep 29 Jolie Gabor, mother of Magda, Zsa Zsa, & Eva
  • Sep 29 Lásló Jósef Bíró, Hungarian inventor (ballpoint pen), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1985)
  • Sep 30 Hendrik Marsman, Dutch poet/writer/critic

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 8 Vaclav Hugo Zavrtal, composer, dies at 78
  • Sep 14 Henry Bliss, 1st auto death (NYC)
  • Sep 17 Charles Alfred Pillsbury, American industrialist (b. 1842)
  • Sep 28 Giovanni Segantini, Italian painter (Become his fare), dies