On This Day

What Happened in September 1822

Historical Events

  • Sep 7 Pedro I, son of King Joao VI declares Brazil's independence from Portugal (National Day)
  • Sep 27 French scholar Jean-François Champollion announces that he has deciphered the Rosetta stone

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 9 Napoléon JKP Bonaparte, French prince and member of National Convention, born in Trieste, Austrian Empire (d. 1891)

Person of interestCharles Crocker

Sep 16 Charles Crocker, American business tycoon and railroad executive (Central Pacific Railroad, Southern Pacific Railroad), born in Troy, New York (d. 1888)

Business Tycoon and Railroad Executive Charles Crocker
Business Tycoon and Railroad Executive
Charles Crocker
  • Sep 19 Joseph Rodman West, American senator and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1898)
  • Sep 22 Eppa Hunton, American representative and Brigadier-General who fought in most ANV campaigns, born in Warrenton, Virginia (d. 1908)
  • Sep 25 Adolph von Steinwehr, German-American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Blankenburg, Brunswick, Germany (d. 1877)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 11 Fortunat Alojzy Gonzaga Żółkowski, Polish actor, comedist, translator, editor of humour magazines, dies at 54