On This Day

What Happened in September 1829

Historical Events

  • Sep 12 Greek War of Independence ends after 8 years and 6 months
  • Sep 14 Peace of Adrianopel: ends Russian-Turkish war
  • Sep 24 Russia & Ottoman Empire sign Peace Treaty of Adrianople

Assassination Attempt

Sep 25 Failed assassination attempt on Simon Bolívar

  • Sep 28 Walker's Appeal, racial antislavery pamphlet, published in Boston

‘Bobbies’ Take To The Streets Of London

Sep 29 The first units of the London Metropolitan Police appear on the streets of the British capital, the world's 1st modern police force


Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 James Conner, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1883)
  • Sep 6 Marie Zakrzewska, Polish physician, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1902)
  • Sep 7 August Kekule von Stradonitz, German chemist who discovered structure of benzene ring, born in Darmstadt, Hesse (d. 1896)
  • Sep 7 Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden, American geologist (Geograph Survey 1859-86), born in Westfield, Massachusetts (d. 1887)
  • Sep 8 George Crook, American Major General (Union Army), born in Taylorsville, Ohio (d. 1890)
  • Sep 8 Seth Barton, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Fredericksburg, Virginia (d. 1900)
  • Sep 12 Anselm Feuerbach, German painter, born in Speyer, Germany (d. 1880)
  • Sep 12 Charles Dudley Warner, American novelist (Being a Boy), born in Plainfield, Massachusetts (d. 1900)
  • Sep 22 William Worth Belknap, American lawyer and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Newburgh, New York (d. 1876)
  • Sep 22 Tự Đức, Emperor of Vietnam (1847-1883) (d. 1883)
  • Sep 24 James St Clair Morton, American engineer, author, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1864)
  • Sep 24 Charles S. West, American jurist and politician, born in Camden, South Carolina (d. 1885)
  • Sep 25 William Michael Rossetti, English writer and civil servant, born in London, England (d. 1919)
  • Sep 29 Bradley Tyler Johnson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1903)
  • Sep 29 Giles Alexander Smith, American Major General (Union Army), born in Jefferson County, New York (d. 1876)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 16 Nikolay Raevsky, Russian general and statesman, dies at 58