What Happened in September 1818

Historical Events

  • Sep 7 Carl III of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Norway, in Trondheim
  • Sep 23 Border demarcation markers for Moresnet formally installed.
  • Sep 30 Congress of Aken: Russia, Austria, Prussia, France & England

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 7 Thomas Talbot, American politician, 31st Governor of Massachusetts, born in Cambridge, New York (d. 1885)

Richard Jordan Gatling

Sep 12 Richard Jordan Gatling, American inventor famous for the Gatling Gun, the 1st hand-cranked machine gun, born in Hertford County, North Carolina (d. 1903)

  • Sep 13 Gustave Aimard, French world explorer and writer (Grande Flibuste), born in Paris (d. 1883)
  • Sep 16 Francis Seymour Haden, English surgeon and etcher, born in London (d. 1910)
  • Sep 18 Marcellus Augustus Stovall, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Sparta, Georgia (d. 1895)

Famous Weddings

Samuel Morse

Sep 29 Inventor Samuel Morse (27) weds Lucretia Walker in Concord, New Hampshire

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 1 Robert Calder, British naval officer, dies at 73
  • Sep 18 Olof Swartz, Swedish botanist (work on pteridophytes), dies at 57