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 Konstantinovna of Russia, Queen of Greece (d. 1926)
  • Sep 4 John Dillon, Irish nationalist, British Lower house member
  • Sep 7 Edward Ashael Birge, American pioneer in limnology (d. 1950)
  • Sep 13 Walter Reed, US Army Surgeon, proved mosquitoes transmit yellow fever
  • 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