On This Day

What Happened in September 1821

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 1st colonies along Santa Fe Trail

Historic Event

Sep 4 Chilean independence figure José Miguel Carrera shot and killed after a show trial in Mendoza, Argentina

  • Sep 15 Act of Independence of Central America: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras & Nicaragua declare their independence from the Spanish Empire
  • Sep 23 Fall of Tripolitsa, Greek forces massacre 30,000 Turks during Greek War of Independence

Historic Event

Sep 27 Mexican revolutionary forces led by Agustín de Iturbide occupy Mexico City as Spanish withdraw, bringing an end to the Mexican War of Independence


Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 8 Henry Baxter, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Sidney, New York (d. 1873)
  • Sep 11 Erastus Flaval Beadle, American publisher (Beadle's Dime Novels), born in Oswego County, New York (d. 1894)
  • Sep 17 Arthur Saint-Leon, French composer and dancer, born in Paris (d. 1870)
  • Sep 24 Cyprian Norwid, Polish painter, poet and playwright (Wanda), born in Głuchy, Poland (d. 1883)
  • Sep 26 Alvin Peterson Hovey, American judge, 21st Governor of Indiana (1889-1891), andBrevet Major General (Union Army), born in Mount Vernon, Indiana (d. 1891)
  • Sep 27 Henri-Frédéric Amiel, Swiss writer (Grains de Mil), born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1881)
  • Sep 28 Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs, American politician (Secretary of State and Superintendent of Public Instruction of Florida) and Presbyterian minister, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1874)

Famous Deaths

José Miguel Carrera

Sep 4 José Miguel Carrera, 1st President of Chile (1811-14), shot and killed after a show trial at 35

  • Sep 27 Luis Brión, Curacaos military officer who fought in the Venezuelan War of Independence, dies at 39