What Happened in September 1900

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 Cumann na nGaedheal (Irish Council) founded by Arthur Griffith in order to promote a buy Irish campaign
  • Sep 2 Telegraph use between Germany & US begins
  • Sep 2 A large demonstration by Nationalists in Dublin's Phoenix Park demand that Ireland be free of British rule
  • Sep 3 With a proclamation by General Lord Roberts, Britain annexes the Boer Republic of South Africa
  • Sep 3 Russian troops now control both sides of the Amur River on the Russo-Manchurian boundary
  • Sep 5 France proclaims a protectorate over Chad
  • Sep 6 British General Buller occupies Lydenburg, South Africa
  • Sep 8 6,000 killed when a hurricane & tidal wave strikes Galveston, Texas
  • Sep 10 20.3 cm rainfall at Elk Point, South Dakota (state record)
  • Sep 11 President of Transvaal Paul Kruger crosses border into Mozambique
  • Sep 13 Filipino resistance fighters defeat a small American column in the Battle of Pulang Lupa, during the Philippine-American War.
  • Sep 14 There are now 62,000 foreign troops in Peking and nearby cities, still defeating Boxer Rebels.
  • Sep 15 A Boer delegation issues an appeal at the Hague, Netherlands, that the major powers intervene in the war in South Africa
  • Sep 17 Commonwealth of Australia proclaimed
  • Sep 17 Philippine-American War: Filipinos under Juan Cailles defeat Americans under Colonel Benjamin F. Cheatham at Mabitac.
  • Sep 17 USA, Anthracite coal miners go out on strike for better wages until the October 25, by which time the owners are persuaded that their stand is harming President McKinley's campaign
  • Sep 27 Victory Theater (Republic, Belasco) opens at 207 W 42nd St NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Andrei Vlasov, Russian general (Red Army, Wehrmacht)
  • Sep 1 Kazimierz Wilkomirski, composer
  • Sep 1 Richard Arlen, Virginia, actor (Alice in Wonderland, Crawling Hand)
  • Sep 3 Urho K Kekkonen, premier/president Finland (1956-81)
  • Sep 4 Cornelis Verolme, Dutch ship builder
  • Sep 6 Julien Green, US/French writer (Frere Francois)
  • Sep 6 W.A.C. Bennett, Canadian politician (d. 1979)
  • Sep 7 "Janet" Taylor Caldwell, English novelist (Melissa)
  • Sep 7 Emerson Treacy, actor (California Straight Ahead), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 8 Claude D Pepper, (Rep-D-FL, 1963- ), old people's advocate
  • Sep 9 James Hilton, English novelist (Goodbye Mr Chips)
  • Sep 11 D. W. Brooks, American farmer and businessman (d. 1999)
  • Sep 12 Eric Harding Thiman, composer
  • Sep 14 Sidney Marion, MA, entertainer
  • Sep 15 Larry Kent, CA, director (High Stakes)
  • Sep 17 John Willard Marriott, American hotelier (d. 1985)
  • Sep 17 Hughie Critz, baseball player (d. 1980)
  • Sep 19 Ricardo Cortez [Jacob Krantz], American actor and director (The Maltese Falcon), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 19 Solomon Pimsleur, composer
  • Sep 20 Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco, Brazil general/pres (1964-67)
  • Sep 20 Uuno Kalervo Klami, composer
  • Sep 20 Wilhelm Weismann, composer
  • Sep 22 William Spratling, American silversmith (d. 1967)
  • Sep 22 Paul H. Emmett, American chemical engineer (d. 1985)
  • Sep 23 Bill Stone, British serviceman; one of the last surviving veterans of World War I
  • Sep 24 Ham Fisher, American cartoonist (d. 1955)
  • Sep 29 Miguel Alemán Valdés, President of Mexico (d. 1983)
  • Sep 30 Otto Roesch, paleontologist

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 23 William Marsh Rice, American philanthropist and university founder (b. 1816)
  • Sep 25 Félix-Gabriel Marchand, premier of Québec (b. 1832)
  • Sep 29 Samuel Fenton Cary, congressman, prohibitionist (b. 1814)