On This Day

What Happened in September 1825

Historical Events

Historic Event

Sep 27 George Stephenson's "Locomotion No. 1" becomes the 1st steam locomotive to carry passengers on a public rail line, the Stockton and Darlington Railway in England

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 3 Armistead Lindsay Long, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Campbell County, Virginia (d. 1891)
  • Sep 3 William Wallace Burns, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Coshocton, Ohio (d. 1892)
  • Sep 4 Dadabhai Naoroji, 1st Indian in British parliament, born in Mumbai, India (d. 1917)
  • Sep 11 Eduard Hanslick, German music critic, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1904)
  • Sep 17 Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar, American politician and U.S. Supreme Court Justice, born in Eatonton, Georgia (d. 1893)
  • Sep 24 Frances Harper, African-American abolinist, suffragist and writer (Iola Leroy), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1911)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 25 Joachim Heer, Swiss politician (b. 1879)
  • Sep 29 Daniel Shays, American officer in the American Revolution and leader of Shay's Rebellion, dies