What Happened in September 1831

Historical Events

  • Sep 8 William IV is crowned King of Great Britain.

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Sep 11 Charles Darwin meets with Captain Fitzroy at Plymouth

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
  • Sep 15 The locomotive John Bull operates for the first time in New Jersey on the Camden and Amboy Railroad.
  • Sep 26 Robert Montgomery Bird's play "The Gladiator" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 7 Alexandre Falguière, French sculptor and painter (d. 1900)
  • Sep 8 Wilhelm Raabe, [Jakob Corvinus], German author (Der Hungerpastor)
  • Sep 13 Andrew Noble, Greenock, Scottish Physicist who was a founder of the science of ballistics
  • Sep 29 John McAlister Schofield, American Major General (Union Army), born in Gerry, New York (d. 1906)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 6 Johann Ernst Friedrich Wollank, composer, dies at 49
  • Sep 8 John Aitken, Scottish-born music publisher (b. 1745)
  • Sep 10 George Guest, composer, dies at 60
  • Sep 18 Peter Hansel, composer, dies at 60
  • Sep 27 Henry van Wine, archivist/founder General Rijksarchief, dies at 91
  • Sep 27 Joannis Capodistrias, Greek governor of Troezen, murdered at 55