Historical Events in September 1868

  • Sep 8 New York Athletic Club forms
  • Sep 14 Golf's 1st recorded hole-in-one (Tom Morris at Prestwick's 8th hole)
  • Sep 22 Race riots in New Orleans, La
  • Sep 23 Grito de Lares proclaims Puerto Rico's independence (crushed by Spain)
  • Sep 23 9th British Golf Open: Tom Morris, Jr. shoots a 154 at Prestwick Golf Club (three shots better than his father, Tom Morris, Sr.)
  • Sep 25 The Imperial Russian steam frigate Alexander Nevski shipwrecks off Jutland while carrying Grand Duke Alexei of Russia.
  • Sep 28 Battle of Alcolea, causes Queen Isabella II of Spain to flee to France
  • Sep 28 Opelousas Massacre at St Landry Parish Louisiana (200 blacks killed)
  • Sep 30 Spain's Queen Isabella is deposed, flees to France