On This Day

What Happened in September 1841

Historical Events

  • Sep 9 Great Lakes steamer "Erie" sinks off Silver Creek NY, kills 300
  • Sep 9 Tom Hyer beats George McChester in 101 rounds at Caldwell's Landing, NY to become first American heavyweight boxing champion

Historic Event

Sep 24 British adventurer James Brooke obtains lands around the Sarawak river from the Sultan of Brunei

  • Sep 30 Samuel Slocum patents the stapler

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 3 Tom Emmett, England cricket fast bowler (7 Tests, famous roundarm action), born in Halifax, Yorkshire (d. 1904)
  • Sep 8 Antonín Dvořák, Czech composer (Slavonic Dances; New World Symphony; Cello Concerto in b, Op. 104), born in Nelahozeves, Czech Republic (d. 1904)

Charles J. Guiteau

Sep 8 Charles J. Guiteau, American assassin of US President James A. Garfield, born in Freeport, Illinois (d. 1882)

  • Sep 13 Johannes de Koo, Dutch journalist and playwright, born in Middelie, Netherlands (d. 1909)
  • Sep 26 Pavel Ivanovich Blaramberg, Russian composer, born in Orenburg (d. 1907)

Georges Clémenceau

Sep 28 Georges Clémenceau, Prime Minister of France (Radical-Socialist Party: 1906-09, 1917-20) who defended Dreyfuss, born in Mouilleron-en-Pareds, France (d. 1929)


Famous Deaths

  • Sep 9 Augustin P de Candolle, Swiss botanist, dies at 63
  • Sep 15 Alessandro Rolla, Italian violin and viola player and composer, teacher of Paganini, dies at 84