What Happened in September 1846

Historical Events

  • Sep 10 Elias Howe takes out a US patent for a lockstich sewing machine
  • Sep 15 Jung Bahadur Rana grabs power in Nepal

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 18 Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning exchange last letters before eloping

  • Sep 23 Johann Gottfried Galle & Heinrich d'Arrest find Neptune
  • Sep 25 US troops under Gen Taylor occupies Monterey Mexico
  • Sep 30 Anesthetic ether used for 1st time by American dentist Dr William Morton who extracts a tooth

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 4 Daniel Burnham, American architect/built skyscrapers
  • Sep 5 John W Cromwell, American lawyer and civil right activist (American Negro Academy), born in Portsmouth, Virginia (d. 1927)
  • Sep 13 Richard Kiepert, German cartographer (Africa)
  • Sep 20 Agnes Tyrrell, composer
  • Sep 25 Wladimir Köppen [Vladimir Köppen], German Meteorologist and Climatologist who mapped and classified the climatic regions of the world (Köppen climate classification system), born in St. Petersburg, Russia

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 12 Poet and playwright Robert Browning (34) weds fellow poet Elizabeth Barrett (40) at Marylebone Church in London

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 17 Francesco Giuseppi Pollini, composer, dies at 84
  • Sep 23 John Ainsworth Horrocks, English-born explorer of South Australia (b. 1818)
  • Sep 26 Thomas Clarkson, English abolitionist (Negro Emancipation), dies at 86