September 1873 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 Cetshwayo ascends to the throne as king of the Zulu nation following the death of his father Mpande.
  • Sep 6 Regular Cable Car service begins on Clay Street, San Francisco
  • Sep 15 Last German troops leave France
  • Sep 16 German troops leave France
  • Sep 17 19 students attend opening class at Ohio State University
  • Sep 18 Government bond agent Jay Cooke & Co collapses, causing panic on Wall St, the start of the panic of 1873 and the Long depression
  • Sep 20 Panic sweeps NY Stock Exchange (railroad bond default/bank failure) NY shut banks for 10 days due to a bank scandal

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 8 David O McKay, Huntsville, Utah, 9th President of Mormon church
  • Sep 8 Max Reinhardt, Austria, theatrical director (Oedipus Rex)
  • Sep 8 Alfred Jarry, French absurdist playwright (d. 1907)
  • Sep 26 Aleksey Shchusev, Russian architect (d. 1949)
  • Sep 28 Julian Lowell Coolidge, Mass, mathematician (Study-Segre school)
  • Sep 28 Waclaw Rawicz, [Berent], biologist/writer, born in Warsaw, Poland

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 25 Frontiersman and gunfighter Wild Bill Hickok supposedly marries Calamity Jane according to the later's daughter (disputed)

Frontierswoman Calamity Jane
Calamity Jane
Folk Hero of the American Old West Wild Bill Hickok
Folk Hero of the American Old West
Wild Bill Hickok

Deaths in History

  • Sep 17 Alexander Berry, Scottish adventurer (b. 1781)
  • Sep 20 Lulu Strauss und Torney, German poetess/writer, dies
  • Sep 22 Friedrich Frey-Herosé, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1801)
  • Sep 23 Jean Chacornac, French astronomer (b. 1823)
  • Sep 28 Emile Gaboriau, detective writer (Monsieur Lecoq), dies at 37