On This Day

What Happened on September 15, 1830

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Duke of Wellington opens Liverpool & Manchester Railway
  • First National Negro Convention begins in Philadelphia
  • First passenger to be killed by a railway train (William Huskisson, England)

Famous Birthdays

  • José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz Mori, President of Mexico (1877-1911), born in Oaxaca, Mexico (d. 1915)

Famous Deaths

  • William Huskisson, first rail fatality (b. 1770)