September 1916 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 Bulgaria declares war on Romania
  • Sep 1 US Keating-Owen Act (child labor banned from interstate commerce)
  • Sep 3 Allies turned back Germans in Battle of Verdun
  • Sep 3 US President Wilson signs Adamson Act, providing an 8-hour day on interstate railroads, preventing a national railroad strike

1stFirst Supermarket

Sep 6 1st true supermarket, the "Piggly Wiggly" is opened by Clarence Saunders in Memphis, Tennessee

  • Sep 7 Giants beat Brooklyn 4-1, to launch NY's record 26-game winning streak
  • Sep 7 Workmen's Compensation Act passed by Congress
  • Sep 8 US President Wilson signs the Emergency Revenue Act, doubling the rate of income tax and adding inheritance and munitions profits tax
  • Sep 11 German troops conquer Kavalla Greece
  • Sep 11 The Quebec Bridge's central span collapses during reconstruction, killing 11 men, following initially total collapsed on August 29, 1907.
  • Sep 14 Christy Mathewson pitches & wins his final game
  • Sep 15 First use of tanks in warfare, "Little Willies" at Battle of Flers-Courcelette, part of the Battle of the Somme
  • Sep 17 40,000 Amsterdam demonstrators demand general voting right

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Sep 17 The Red Baron [Manfred von Richthofen], WWI flying ace of the German Luftstreitkräfte, wins his first aerial combat near Cambrai, France

World War I Fighter Ace The Red Baron
World War I Fighter Ace
The Red Baron
  • Sep 19 First landing at Schiphol Airport, Netherlands (Farman F-22 of Soesterberg)
  • Sep 19 Belgian troops conquer Tabora, German East Africa
  • Sep 24 Indians' Marty Kavanaugh, hits AL's 1st pinch-hit grand slam
  • Sep 26 Bishop speak against Catholics in trade unions
  • Sep 27 1st Native American Day celebrated, honoring American Indians
  • Sep 27 Emperor Lidj Jasu of Ethiopia flees a palace coup by his aunt Zauditu

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Sep 29 American oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller becomes the world's first billionaire

Oil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller
Oil Industrialist
John D. Rockefeller
  • Sep 30 Eleftherios Venizelos announces he is forming a Provisional Government in Crete as an alternative to the one in Athens; he is determined to bring Greece into the war on the side of the Allies

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 1 Sydney Dawson Bailey, pacifist/campaigner
  • Sep 4 Robert [Augustine] W[ard] Lowndes, US, sci-fi author (Puzzle Planet)
  • Sep 5 Frank Yerby American novelist (d. 1991)
  • Sep 6 Anne Cavendish-Bentinck, English landowner
  • Sep 10 Niall MacDermott, lawyer/politician

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Sep 13 Roald Dahl, British author (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG), born in Cardiff, Wales (d. 1990)

Author Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl
  • Sep 14 Eric Bentley, England, critic/writer (In Search of Theater)
  • Sep 16 Lord Ryder of Eaton hastings, CEO (Intl Publishing House)
  • Sep 16 Willem Noordhoek, photographer
  • Sep 16 Frank Leslie Walcott, Barbadian labour leader (d. 1999)
  • Sep 17 Mary [Florence Elinor] Stewart, UK, sci-fi author (Crystal Cave)
  • Sep 17 Ove J Abildgaard, Danish poet (Uglegylp)
  • Sep 17 Oswald Garrison Villard Jr., Dobbs Ferry New York, American Engineer (electronics) who invented the over-the-horizon radar that could detect objects thousands of miles away and peer around the Earth's curvature
  • Sep 18 John J Rhodes, (Rep-R-Az)
  • Sep 18 Frank Bell, British educator (d. 1989)
  • Sep 21 Jagernath Lachmon, premier Suriname
  • Sep 21 Françoise Giroud, French journalist and politician (d. 2003)

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Sep 23 Aldo Moro, Italian Prime Minister (1963-68 and 1974-76), born in Maglie, Italy (d. 1978)

Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro
Italian Prime Minister
Aldo Moro
  • Sep 24 John Lapsley, British air marshal
  • Sep 27 Samuel S Stratton, (Rep-D-NY, 1959- )
  • Sep 27 Frank Handlen, American artist
  • Sep 28 Lord Cockfield, Horsham, United Kingdom, British politician (European Commissioner)
  • Sep 29 Carl Ronald Giles, cartoonist

Deaths in History

  • Sep 4 José Echegaray y Eizaguirre, Spanish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1832)
  • Sep 14 Josiah Royce, US philosopher (Conception of Immortality), dies
  • Sep 27 Emile A G Verhaeren, Belgian writer (Les Heures du Soir), dies at 61