On This Day

What Happened in September 1836

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 Reconstruction begins on Synagogue of Rabbi Judah Hasid in Jerusalem
  • Sep 1 Narcissa Whitman, one of the first white women to settle west of the Rocky Mountains, arrives at Walla Walla, Washington.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Sep 5 Sam Houston elected President of the Republic of Texas

Texan Revolutionary Sam Houston
Texan Revolutionary
Sam Houston

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Sep 9 Ralph Waldo Emerson publishes his influential essay "Nature" in the US, outlining his beliefs in transcendentalism

Lecturer and Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson
Lecturer and Poet
Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Sep 25 HMS Beagle anchors at St Michael

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 5 Justiniano Borgoño, President of Peru (1894), born in Trujillo, Peru (d. 1921)

Person of interestHenry Campbell-Bannerman

Sep 7 Henry Campbell-Bannerman, British Prime Minister (Liberal: 1905-08), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1908)

British Prime Minister Henry Campbell-Bannerman
British Prime Minister
Henry Campbell-Bannerman
  • Sep 7 August Toepler, German physicist, born in Brühl bei Bonn, Germany (d. 1912)
  • Sep 10 Joseph Wheeler, American Major General (Confederacy/Cavalry/Army of Tennessee), born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 1906)
  • Sep 10 Karl Merz, German-American composer (Brainard's Musical World), born in Bernsheim, Germany (d. 1890)
  • Sep 11 Fitz Hugh Ludlow, American author (The Hasheesh Eater), born in NYC, New York (d. 1870)
  • Sep 13 John McCausland, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1927)
  • Sep 14 Abraham Pieter Cornelis van Karnebeek, Dutch Foreign Minister (Liberal, 1918-27), born in Amsterdam (d. 1925)
  • Sep 28 Thomas Crapper, English plumber and inventor (ballcock), born in Thorne, Yorkshire (d. 1910)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 5 Ferdinand Raimund, Austrian playwright (b. 1790)
  • Sep 12 Grabbe, writer, dies at 34

Person of interestAaron Burr

Sep 14 Aaron Burr, 3rd US Vice President (D-R: 1801-05) who killed Alexander Hamilton in a pistol duel, dies at 80

3rd Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr
3rd Vice President of the United States
Aaron Burr
  • Sep 14 Vincenzo Lavigna, composer, dies at 60
  • Sep 17 Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, French botanist (Classification of flowering plants), dies at 88
  • Sep 19 Carl Friedrich Ebers, composer, dies at 66
  • Sep 21 John Stafford Smith, composer, dies at 86