September 1898 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 1 Lord Kitchener's troops attack Omdurman, Sudan

General and Secretary of War Horatio Kitchener
General and Secretary of War
Horatio Kitchener
  • Sep 2 Battle of Omdurman: Lord Kitchener retakes Sudan for Britain
  • Sep 2 Machine gun 1st used in battle
  • Sep 6 Lord Kitchener destroys Mahdi's tomb in Omdurman
  • Sep 9 Ottawa Football Club re-organizes into the Rough Riders
  • Sep 10 Lord Kitchener's ships sails from Kartoum to Fashoda
  • Sep 10 Empress Elizabeth of Austria is assassinated by Luigi Lucheni.
  • Sep 13 20,000 Paris construction workers go on strike
  • Sep 13 Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film
  • Sep 15 National Afro-American Council forms in Rochester NY
  • Sep 18 Lord Kitchener's ships reach Fashoda, Sudan
  • Sep 21 Empress Dowager Cixi seizes power and ends the Hundred Days' Reform in China, imprisoning the Guangxu Emperor
  • Sep 29 French troops reach Guinea & Sudan, Samori caught
  • Sep 30 City of NY established

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 10 Waldo Semon, American inventor (d. 1999)
  • Sep 12 Ben Shahn, Lithuanian-American painter (1964 Arts & Letters), born in Kaunas, Lithuania (d. 1969)
  • Sep 14 Ernest Nash, German-born archaeologist (d. 1974)
  • Sep 15 John J Slauerhoff, Dutch ship's doctor/writer/poet (El Dorado)
  • Sep 16 H.A. Rey, American children's author, creator of "Curious George" (d. 1977)
  • Sep 19 Giuseppe Saragat, president of Italy (1964-71)
  • Sep 21 Tushar Kanti Ghosh, world's oldest/longest serving newspaper Editor
  • Sep 24 Charlotte D baroness of Pallandt, Dutch sculptress

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 24 Howard Florey, Australian pathologist and pharmacologist who purified penicillin (Nobel 1945), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 1968)

Pathologist and Nobel Laureate Howard Florey
Pathologist and Nobel Laureate
Howard Florey
  • Sep 25 Robert Brackman American artist (d. 1980)
  • Sep 28 Carl Clauberg, Nazi concentration camp doctor (d. 1957)
  • Sep 29 Trofim Lysenko, Soviet biologist and agronomist, born in Karlovka, Ukraine, Russian Empire (d. 1976)
  • Sep 30 Felix Kersten, Baltic-German/Finnish masseuse (Heinrich Himmler)
  • Sep 30 Princess Charlotte of Monaco (d. 1977)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 2 Hubert Howard, British journalist (Times), dies through friendly fire
  • Sep 2 Wilford Woodruff, fourth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1807)
  • Sep 5 Sarah Emma Evelyn Edmonds, disguised as man fought for union, dies
  • Sep 9 Stéphane Mallarmé, French poet (b. 1842)
  • Sep 10 Elisabeth AE, empress of Austria/wife of Franz Joseph I, dies at 60
  • Sep 14 Paul A Daum, writer/founder/editor (Batavian Newspaper), dies
  • Sep 14 William Seward Burroughs, American inventor (b. 1857)
  • Sep 16 Ramón Emeterio Betances, Puerto Rican politician, medical doctor and diplomat (b. 1827)
  • Sep 20 Theodor Fontane, German author (Der Stechlin), dies at 78
  • Sep 24 Bartel Wilton, ship builder, dies at 70
  • Sep 25 Louis Laurent Gabriel de Mortillet, French anthropologist who was the first to organize and classify Stone Age cultures into a chronological sequence of epochs, dies at 77
  • Sep 25 Hieronymus Theodor Richter, German Mineralogist and co-discoverer of the element indium, dies at 73