What Happened in September 1851

Historical Events

  • Sep 15 Saint Joseph's University is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Sep 18 New York Times starts publishing (2 cents a copy)
  • Sep 22 City of Des Moines, Iowa incorporated as Fort Des Moines

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 3 Olga Constantinovna of Russia, Queen consort of the Hellenes as the wife of King George I, born in Pavlovsk, Russian Empire (d. 1926)
  • Sep 4 John Dillon, Irish nationalist and British Lower house leader, born in Blackrock, Dublin (d. 1927)
  • Sep 7 Edward Asahel Birge, American pioneer in limnology, born in Troy, New York (d. 1950)
  • Sep 13 Walter Reed, U.S. Army physician and bacteriologist who proved mosquitoes transmit yellow fever, born in Belroi, Virginia (d. 1902)
  • Sep 15 Emilia Pardo Bazan, Spanish countess/writer (Sirena Negra)
  • Sep 15 Josif Marinkovic, composer
  • Sep 28 Henry Arthur Jones, English playwright (Judah)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 10 Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, American educator (b. 1787)
  • Sep 11 Sylvester Graham, American nutritionist and minister (Graham cracker) (b. 1794)

Person of interestJames Fenimore Cooper

Sep 14 James Fenimore Cooper, American author (Last of Mohicans), dies of dropsy at 61