What Happened in September 1820

Historical Events

  • Sep 15 Constitutionalist revolution in Lisbon, Portugal; (see Portugal's crises of the Nineteenth Century).
  • Sep 25 French Physicist Francois 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 father of William Randolph Hearst (d. 1891)
  • Sep 17 Earle Van Dorn, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • Sep 17 Émile Augier, French dramatist (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, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Sep 23 Thomas Kilby Smith, American lawyer, diplomat and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1887)
  • Sep 26 Isvar Chandra Vidyasagar, father of Bengali prose (Exile of Sita)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 2 Jiaqing, 5th Emperor of Qing Dynasty, dies at 59
  • Sep 7 Coert L van Beyma thoe Kingma, Fries regent/patriot, dies at 67
  • Sep 17 Henri Hamal, Belgian composer, dies at 76
  • Sep 21 Joseph R Drake, US poet (American Flag), dies at 25)

Person of interestDaniel Boone

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

Frontiersman Daniel Boone
Frontiersman
Daniel Boone