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, American photographer (d. 1893)
  • Sep 22 Sarah Bernhardt, French actress (Camille, Queen Elizabeth), born in Paris, France (d. 1923) (birth poss 23rd Oct)
  • Sep 28 Michael Hertz, composer
  • Sep 28 Robert Stout, NZ Prime Minister (1884-87), born in Shetland Islands Scotland

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Politician Boss Tweed
Boss Tweed

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 14 Oliver Holden, 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
  • Sep 28 Pyotr Aleksandrovich Tolstoy, Russian general and statesman (b. 1769)