September 1869 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 6 1st westbound train arrives in SF
  • Sep 6 Mine fire kills 110 at Avondale, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 10 Baptist minister supposedly invents rickshaw in Yokohama, Japan
  • Sep 13 Jay Gould & James Fisk attempt to control US gold market
  • Sep 24 Black Friday; Wall St panic after Gould & Fisk attempt to corner gold

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 4 Geert A D Wumkes, Frisian theologist/writer (Frision Movement)
  • Sep 6 Felix Salten [Siegmund Salzmann], Austrian author (Bambi, a Life in the Woods), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1947)
  • Sep 7 Margot SE Scharten-Antink, Dutch author (Catherina, Sprotje)
  • Sep 17 Christian Lange, Norway, pacifist/internationalist (Nobel 1921)
  • Sep 20 George Robey, [George Edward Wade], comic
  • Sep 20 Marcel Cachin, co-founder (French Communistic Party)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 23 Mary Mallon, Irish-American patient ('Typhoid Mary') 1st person in the US known to be immune to typhoid, and carrier of the disease (infected at least 51 people in New York City), born in Cookstown, Ireland (d. 1938)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 17 Peter M Roget, England, lexographer (Roget's Thesaurus), dies
  • Sep 28 Libri, mathematician, dies