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 1st cricket international
  • 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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Politician and Businessman Boss Tweed
Politician and Businessman
Boss Tweed

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)