On This Day

What Happened on September 15, 1857

Historical Events

  • Timothy Alder of NY patents a typesetting machine

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestWilliam Howard Taft

William Howard Taft, 27th US President (Republican: 1909-13) and Chief Justice, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1930)

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft

1857 Highlights

About September 15, 1857

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 162 years, 10 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo