On This Day

What Happened in September 1820

Historical Events

  • Sep 15 Constitutionalist revolution in Lisbon, Portugal
  • Sep 25 French Physicist François Arago announces electromagnetism in his discovery that a copper wire between the poles of a voltaic cell could laterally attract iron filings to itself

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 3 George Hearst, American businessman and politician (U.S. Senator from California), born in Sullivan, Missouri (d. 1891)
  • Sep 17 Earl Van Dorn, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Claiborne County, Mississippi (d. 1863)
  • Sep 17 Émile Augier, French dramatist, born in Valence, Drôme, Kingdom of France (d. 1889)
  • Sep 20 George Washington Morgan, American lawyer, politician, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Washington County, Pennsylvania (d. 1893)
  • Sep 20 John Fulton Reynolds, American Major General (Union Army), born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania (d. 1863)
  • Sep 21 Williams Carter Wickham, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1888)
  • Sep 23 Thomas Kilby Smith, American lawyer, diplomat and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1887)
  • Sep 26 Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, father of Bengali prose (Exile of Sita), born in Birsingha, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 1891)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 2 Jiaqing, 5th Emperor of Qing Dynasty, dies at 59
  • Sep 3 Benjamin Henry Latrobe, American architect (completed U.S. Capitol), dies at 56
  • Sep 7 Court Lambertus van Beyma, Frisian regent and leader of the Frisian patriots, dies at 67
  • Sep 17 Henri Hamal, Belgian composer, dies at 76
  • Sep 21 Joseph R Drake, American poet (American Flag), dies at 25)

Daniel Boone

Sep 26 Daniel Boone, American frontiersman and explorer (US Hall of Fame 1915), dies at 85