September 1894 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 2 -3] Amsterdam Municipal theater opens
  • Sep 2 Forest fires destroy Hinckley Minnesota: about 600 die
  • Sep 4 In NYC, 12,000 tailors went on strike protesting sweat shops
  • Sep 10 London taxi driver George Smith is the first to be fined for drunk driving
  • Sep 14 Hottentotten uprising in Southwest Africa fails
  • Sep 15 Japan defeats China in Battle of Ping Yang
  • Sep 27 Aqueduct racetrack opens in NY
  • Sep 28 Simon Marks & Tom Spencer open Penny Bazaar in Manchester

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 2 Joseph Roth, Austrian journalist/writer (Hotel Savoy)
  • Sep 13 Anton Roosjen, Dutch politician/NCRV-chairman
  • Sep 13 John B[oynton] Priestly, author (Good Companions)/wed Jessica Hawkes
  • Sep 13 Julian Tuwim, Polish poet (d. 1953)
  • Sep 15 Jean Renoir, French director (Madame Bovary, Nana, Grand Illusion)
  • Sep 15 Oskar Klein, Swedish physicist (d. 1977)
  • Sep 19 Cornelis Rijnsdorp, writer (Kings Children)
  • Sep 23 Kornelis H Miskotte, theologist (Edda & Thora)
  • Sep 27 Lothar von Richthofen German pilot (d. 1922)
  • Sep 30 Dirk J Bush, Dutch/US mathematician (Concise History of Mathematics)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 8 Hermann von Helmholtz, German physician and physicist, dies at 73
  • Sep 17 Deng Shichang, Chinese admiral (b. 1849)
  • Sep 24 Martinus Nijhoff, founder Nijhoff's book publisher (Van Dale), dies