On This Day

What Happened in September 1844

Historical Events

  • Sep 5 Iron ore discovered in Minnesota's Mesabi Mountains
  • Sep 25 Canada defeats USA by 23 runs in the first cricket international match at the grounds of the St George's Cricket Club in Manhattan, NYC
  • Sep 28 Oscar I of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Sweden

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 10 Abel Hoadley, Australian confectioner (Violet Crumble), born in East Sussex, England (d. 1918)
  • Sep 11 George Martin, English composer and organist, born in Lambourn, Berkshire (d. 1916)
  • Sep 20 William H. Illingworth, English-American photographer, born in Leeds, England (d. 1893)
  • Sep 28 Robert Stout, Prime Minister of New Zealand (1884-87), born in Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland (d. 1930)

Famous Weddings

Boss Tweed

Sep 29 New York Politician Boss Tweed (21) weds Mary Jane C. Skaden

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 14 Oliver Holden, American composer, dies at 78
  • Sep 23 Alexander von Benckendorff, Russian general and statesman (b. 1783)
  • Sep 27 Charles Nodier, French writer (History du chien the Brisquet), dies at 63
  • Sep 28 Pyotr Aleksandrovich Tolstoy, Russian general and statesman (b. 1769)