What Happened in September 1852

Historical Events

  • Sep 3 Anti-Jewish riots break out in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Sep 11 Olympia Columbian is 1st newspaper published north of Columbia River
  • Sep 14 Samuel D Hubbard of Conn takes office as 18th US Postmaster General
  • Sep 24 Henri Giffard, a French engineer, makes 1st engine powered dirigible/airship flight with steam power

War Breaks Out Behind Uncle Tom's Cabin

Sep 27 George Aiken's play "Uncle Tom's Cabin" an adaptation of Harriet Beecher Stowe's famous anti-slavery novel premieres in Troy, New York


Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 2 Paul Bourget, French novelist and critic (d. 1935)
  • Sep 8 Gojong, Emperor Gwangmu of Korea (1897-1907), born in Unhyeon Palace, Hanseong, Joseon dynasty, Korea (d. 1919)
  • Sep 10 Alice Brown Davis, first female Principal Chief of the Seminole Tribe of Oklahoma (1922-35), born in Park Hill, Indian Territory (d. 1935)
  • Sep 15 Edward Bouchet, American physicist, 1st African American to receive US Ph.D, born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1918)
  • Sep 15 Jan Matzeliger, Surinamese-Dutch inventor (shoe lacing machine), born in Paramaribo, Suriname (d. 1889)
  • Sep 20 Édouard Empain, Belgian railway builder (Paris Metro), born in Belœil, Belgium (d. 1929)
  • Sep 23 William Stewart Halsted, established 1st US surgical school
  • Sep 25 Cornelis Jacobus Snijders, Supreme commander of Dutch Navy (1910-18), born in Nieuwe-Tonge, Netherlands (d. 1939)
  • Sep 25 Hans Vaihinger, German philosopher (Nietzsche Philosophy), born in Nehren, Germany (d. 1933)

Henri Moissan

Sep 28 Henri Moissan, French chemist who isolated the element "fluorine" from its compounds (Nobel Prize 1906), born in Paris (d. 1907)

  • Sep 28 John [Denton Pinkstone] French, 1st Earl of Ypres and British WWI field marshal, born in Ripple, Kent, England (d. 1925)
  • Sep 30 Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish organist, conductor, composer, and music teacher (Royal College of Music, 1882-1924), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1924)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 4 William MacGillivray, Scottish naturalist and ornithologist (b. 1796)
  • Sep 14 Augustus Pugin, English architect in Gothic Revival style (interior of the Palace of Westminster), dies at 40
  • Sep 20 Philander Chase, American Episcopal Church bishop and founder of Kenyon College, dies at 76
  • Sep 22 William Tierney Clark, English civil engineer, dies at 69
  • Sep 28 Johann Friedrich Schwencke, German organist and composer, dies at 60