On This Day

What Happened in September 1842

Historical Events

  • Sep 4 Work on Cologne cathedral recommences after a 284-year hiatus
  • Sep 18 1st edition of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, published

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 5 Louis Bouwmeester, Dutch actor (Shakespeare), born in Middelharnis, Netherlands (d. 1925)
  • Sep 7 Johannes Zukertort, German chess player, born in Lublin, Russian Empire (d. 1888)
  • Sep 13 Ödön Mihalovich, Hungarian composer, born in Fericsánci, Slavonia (d. 1929)
  • Sep 13 John H. Bankhead, U.S. Senator from Alabama, born in Moscow, Marion County, Alabama (d. 1920)
  • Sep 20 James Dewar, Scottish chemist and physicist (Dewarfles/cordiet), born in Kincardine-on-Forth, Scotland (d. 1923)
  • Sep 21 Abdul Hamid II, 34th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1876-1909), born in Topkapı Palace, Istanbul, Ottoman Empire (d. 1918)
  • Sep 23 Karl Munzinger, composer
  • Sep 27 Alphonse François Renard, Belgian geologist, born in Ronse, Belgium (d. 1903)
  • Sep 29 Louis J. Weichmann, American clerk who was the chief witness in the trial of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1902)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 10 Letitia Tyler, US President Tyler's (1841-45) wife, dies at 51
  • Sep 15 Pierre Baillot, French violinist and composer, dies at 70
  • Sep 15 Francisco Morazán, 2nd President of The Federal Republic of Central America, dies at 50