What Happened in September 1837

Historical Events

  • Sep 6 Oberlin Collegiate Institute of Ohio goes co-ed (4 women, 30 men)
  • Sep 18 Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young co-found a "stationery and fancy goods emporium" in New York City, later renamed in 1853 as "Tiffany & Co."

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 2 James Harrison Wilson, American topographic engineer and Major General (Union Army), born in Shawneetown, Illinois (d. 1925)
  • Sep 14 Nikolai Bugaev, Russian mathematician, born in Georgia, Russian Empire (d. 1903)
  • Sep 15 Leo van Gheluwe, composer
  • Sep 16 Pedro V van Alcantara, King of Portugal (1853-61), born in Lisbon (d. 1861)
  • Sep 18 Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos, Portuguese Roman Catholic Archbishop of Goa, born in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal (d. 1880)
  • Sep 19 Adolf Sonnenfeld, Polish violinist and composer, born in Wrocław, Poland (d. 1914)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 23 Richard John Samuel Stevens, English composer, dies at 80
  • Sep 30 Tsultrim Gyatso, 10th Dalai Lama, dies at 21