On This Day

What Happened in September 1847

Historical Events

  • Sep 8 US under General Scott defeat Mexicans at Battle of Molino del Rey
  • Sep 10 1st theater opens in Hawaii

Historic Event

Sep 11 1st singing of Stephen Foster's "Oh! Susanna" (in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

  • Sep 12 Mexican–American War: the Battle of Chapultepec begins.
  • Sep 13 American-Mexican war: US General Winfield Scott captures Mexico City
  • Sep 14 US Marines under General Scott enter Mexico City (halls of Montezuma)

Historic Event

Sep 16 Shakespeare Birthplace Trust buys bard's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon


Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 2 Roger Wolcott, 39th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1900)

Jesse James

Sep 5 Jesse James, American outlaw and son of a clergyman, born in Kearney, Missouri (d. 1882)

  • Sep 13 Charles Dupee Blake, American composer, born in Walpole, Massachusetts (d. 1903)
  • Sep 14 William Edward Ayrton, English Physicist and Inventor, born in London, England (d. 1908)
  • Sep 16 Albert Ross Parsons, American composer, born in Sandusky, Ohio (d. 1933)
  • Sep 20 Sergey Nechayev, Russian Nihilist (Catechism Revolutionary), born in Ivanovo, Russia (d. 1882)
  • Sep 30 Wilhelmina E Drucker [Lensing], Dutch feminist

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 13 Nicolas Oudinot, French marshal, dies at 81
  • Sep 23 Henri de Mérode, Belgian revolutionary (Souvenirs), dies at 65)