Historical Events in September 1879

  • Sep 5 George Washington De Long, American Arctic Explorer, and commander on board the Jeannette, becomes trapped with his crew in pack ice during his attempt to reach the North Pole
  • Sep 15 Pim Mulier forms "Haarlem Football Club"
  • Sep 19 Thomas Ray becomes youngest to break a world track & field record pole-vaulting 11' 2½" at age 17 years & 198 days
  • Sep 19 The Blackpool Illuminations are switched on for the first time.

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Sep 20 Ulysses S. Grant and family go to SF for elaborate extended visit

US President & Union General Ulysses S. Grant
US President & Union General
Ulysses S. Grant
  • Sep 23 Baldwin steam motors tram 1st tried in Sydney Australia
  • Sep 23 Richard Rhodes invented a hearing aid called the Audiophone
  • Sep 28 Sydney Australia inaugurates steam motor tram route
  • Sep 29 NL owners meeting in Buffalo adopt reserve clause, giving each team exclusive rights to their players
  • Sep 29 19th British Golf Open: Jamie Anderson shoots a 169 at St Andrews