September 1896 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 7 A H Whiting wins 1st automobile race held on a closed-circuit track in Cranston, RI
  • Sep 21 General Kitchener's army occupies Dongola, Sudan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 22 Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather King George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history.

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 1 A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Indian theologian (d. 1977)
  • Sep 6 Mario Praz, Italian literary critic and scholar (La carne, la morte, e il diavolo)
  • Sep 10 Ye Ting, Chinese military leader (d. 1946)
  • Sep 10 Robert Taschereau, Canadian judge and politician (d. 1970)
  • Sep 12 Giuseppe Zoppi, Swiss writer (Il Libro Dell'Alpe)
  • Sep 16 Andre Cheron, French chess/bridge theorist
  • Sep 20 Fjodor I Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga) [NS=Oct 2]

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 24 F. Scott Fitzgerald, American author (Great Gatsby, Zelda), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 1940)

  • Sep 25 Elsa Triolet [Ella Kagan], Russian-French writer and Resistance fighter, born in Moscow (d. 1970)
  • Sep 25 Sandro Pertini, president Italy
  • Sep 27 George Bender, (Rep/Sen-R-Oh), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Sep 27 Sam Ervin, (Sen-D-NC), Watergate committee chairman (d. 1985)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 11 Francis James Child, American ballad collector (b. 1825)
  • Sep 18 Armand-Hippolyte-Louis Fizeau, physicist, dies
  • Sep 23 Ivar A Aasen, Norwegian linguistic/poet, dies at 83
  • Sep 24 Louis De Geer, 1st Swedish Prime Minister (b. 1818)