September 1891 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 3 Cotton pickers organize union & stage strike in Texas
  • Sep 3 John Stephens Durham named US minister to Haiti
  • Sep 7 Captain Frederick Lugard's army reaches Kavalli, Equatoria
  • Sep 11 The Jewish Colonization Association is established by Baron Maurice de Hirsch.
  • Sep 14 "Empire State Express" train goes from NYC to East Buffalo, a distance of 436 miles, in a record 7H6M
  • Sep 18 Harriet Maxwell Converse is 1st white woman to become an Indian chief
  • Sep 20 The first gasoline-powered car debuts in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States.

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 3 Bessie Annie Elizabeth Delany, dentist writer
  • Sep 11 William Thomas Walsh, American author (d. 1949)
  • Sep 12 Pedro Albizu Campos, advocate for Puerto Rican independence (d. 1965)
  • Sep 14 Ivan Matveyevich Vinogradov, Russian mathematician (d. 1983)
  • Sep 16 Stephanie von Hohenlohe, Austrian-born German spy (d. 1972)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 16 Karl Dönitz, German naval leader, born in Grünau, German Empire (d. 1980)

Admiral and Navy Commander Karl Dönitz
Admiral and Navy Commander
Karl Dönitz

Deaths in History

  • Sep 7 Lorenzo Sawyer, 9th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California (b. 1820)
  • Sep 9 Jules Grévy, President of France (b. 1813)
  • Sep 18 William Ferrel, American mathematician (b. 1817)
  • Sep 27 Ivan Goncharov, Russian author (b. 1812)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 28 Herman Melville, American writer (Billy Budd, Moby-Dick), dies at 72

Moby Dick Author Herman Melville
Moby Dick Author
Herman Melville
  • Sep 30 Georges Boulanger, French general and politician (b. 1837)