On This Day

What Happened in September 1832

Historical Events

  • Sep 3 Rebellious slaves set fire to Paramaribo Suriname

InventionScientific Discovery

Sep 22 During his HMS Beagle voyage Charles Darwin discovers a large number of fossils at Punta Alta in Argentina

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 4 Antonio Agliardi, Italian diplomat and Roman Catholic cardinal, born in Cologno al Serio, Italy (d. 1915)
  • Sep 10 Randall L. Gibson, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Versailles, Kentucky (d. 1892)
  • Sep 16 George Washington Custis Lee, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Fort Monroe, Virginia (d. 1913)
  • Sep 20 Johann Joseph Abert, German composer, born in Gastorf, Bohemia (d. 1915)
  • Sep 21 Friedrich Wilhelm Langhans, German musician and composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1892)
  • Sep 21 Samuel S. Carroll, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Takoma Park, Maryland (d. 1893)
  • Sep 25 William Le Baron Jenney, American architect (father of skyscraper), born in Fairhaven, Massachusetts (d. 1907)
  • Sep 26 Pyotr Petrovich Sokal'sky, Russian composer, born in Kharkiv, Ukraine (d. 1887)
  • Sep 30 Frederick Sleigh "Bobs" Roberts, British gov of Natal (Ireland-Boer war)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 2 Franz Xaver, Baron Von Zach, Austrian astronomer, dies at 78
  • Sep 9 Bernhard Joseph Klein, composer, dies at 39
  • Sep 21 Walter Scott, Scottish historical novelist and poet (The Lady of the Lake), dies at 61
  • Sep 27 Karl Christian Friedrich Krause, German philosopher, dies at 51