Historical Events in September 1855

  • Sep 3 Indian Wars: In Nebraska, 700 soldiers under American General William S. Harney avenge the Grattan Massacre by attacking a Sioux village, killing 100 men, women, and children.
  • Sep 8 French forces successfully assault the Malakoff Line during the Crimean War
  • Sep 8 British and French troops capture Sevastopol from the Russians, effectively ending the Crimean War
  • Sep 27 George F Bristow's "Rip Van Winkle", 2nd American opera, opens in NYC