On This Day

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 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 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, American 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