What Happened in September 1849

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 California Constitutional Convention convenes in Monterey

Film & TV History

Sep 10 1st performance by American actor Edwin Booth (Richard III)

  • Sep 13 1st US prize fight fatality (Tom McCoy)

Historic Event

Sep 17 Harriet Tubman 1st escapes slavery in Maryland with two of her brothers

  • Sep 18 De Kempenae's Dutch government resigns
  • Sep 19 1st commercial laundry established, in Oakland, California
  • Sep 29 1st passenger train service to Peekskill, New York (New Haven Railroad)

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Elizabeth Harrison, American educator (National Congress of Parents & Teachers)
  • Sep 3 Sarah Orne Jewett, American author (Country of the Pointed Firs), born in South Berwick, Maine (d. 1909)
  • Sep 17 Vaclav Juda Novotny, Czech composer and music critic, born in Vesce (d. 1922)
  • Sep 21 Edmund Gosse, English poet, author (Father & Son) and critic, born in London (d. 1928)
  • Sep 21 Maurice Barrymore [Herbert Blythe], Indian-born British actor and patriarch of the Barrymore family, born in Fort Agra, India (d. 1905)
  • Sep 22 John Godden, English miner (Klein Curacao)
  • Sep 23 Mikhail Ivanov, Russian composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1927)

Ivan Pavlov

Sep 26 Ivan Pavlov, Russian physiologist and pioneer in psychology (Nobel Prize 1904), born in Ryazan, Russia [O.S. September 14] (d. 1936)

  • Sep 28 Dudley Allen Sargent, American physician and educator (Harvard U gymnasium), born in Belfast, Maine (d. 1924)
  • Sep 29 Ladislao Joseph Philip Paul Zavrtal, Czech-English composer, born in Milan

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 3 Ernst Freiherr von Feuchtersleben, Austrian physician and philosopher, dies at 43
  • Sep 25 Johann Baptist Strauss, the elder, Austrian composer (Radetzky-Marsch), dies at 45