On This Day

What Happened in September 1810

Historical Events

  • Sep 16 Mexico issues Grito de Dolores, calling for the end of Spanish rule (Mexican Independence Day)
  • Sep 18 Chile declares independence from Spain (National Day)
  • Sep 26 A new Act of Succession is adopted by the Riksdag of the Estates and Jean Baptiste Bernadotte becomes heir to the Swedish throne.

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 2 William Seymour Tyler, American educator and historian (d. 1897)
  • Sep 3 Paul Kane, Irish-Canadian painter, born in Mallow, County Cork, Ireland (d. 1871)
  • Sep 4 Donald McKay, Canadian-American naval architect (built fastest clipper ships), born in Nova Scotia, Canada (d. 1880)
  • Sep 7 Hermann Heinrich Gossen, Prussian economist, born in Düren, Germany (d. 1858)
  • Sep 10 Albert G. Blanchard, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Charlestown, Massachusetts (d. 1891)
  • Sep 20 Alpheus Starkey Williams, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Deep River, Connecticut (d. 1878)
  • Sep 29 Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, novelist, born in London, England

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 9 Johann Baptiste Hagenauer, Austrian sculptor, dies at 78
  • Sep 20 Wouter Johannes van Troostwijk, Dutch painter, dies at 28
  • Sep 28 John Archer, American Congressman who received the 1st medical diploma issued on US continent (1768), dies at 69