On This Day

What Happened in September 1860

Historical Events

  • Sep 8 Excursion steamer "Lady Elgin" sinks after being rammed in a storm on Lake Michigan drowning about 300. Largest loss of life on the Great Lakes.

Historic Event

Sep 20 First British royalty to visit US, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII)

  • Sep 21 In the Second Opium War, an Anglo-French force defeats Chinese troops at the Battle of Baliqiao

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 3 Edward A. Filene, American entrepreneur and philanthropist, born in Salem, Massachusetts (d. 1937)

Jane Addams

Sep 6 Jane Addams, American pacifist, social activist, feminist, author, co-founder of ACLU (Nobel Prize for Peace, 1931), born in Cedarville, Illinois (d. 1935) [1]

Grandma Moses

Sep 7 Grandma Moses [Anna Mary Robertson], American primitive painter (Old Oaken Bucket), born in Greenwich, New York (d. 1961)

  • Sep 7 Willem Hubert Nolens, Dutch priest and ambassador to Vatican, born in Venlo (d. 1931)
  • Sep 10 Marianne Von Werefkin, Russian-German-Swiss Expressionist painter, born in Tula, Russia (d. 1938)
  • Sep 11 James Allan, New Zealand rugby union player All Black, born in Taieri, Otago, New Zealand (d. 1934)

John J. Pershing

Sep 13 John J. Pershing [Blackjack], American general and WWI commander, born in Laclede, Missouri (d. 1948)

  • Sep 14 Hamlin Garland, American writer (Middle Border), born in West Salem, Wisconsin (d. 1940)
  • Sep 15 M. Visvesvaraya, Indian civil engineer and statesman (19th Diwan of the Mysore Kingdom), born in Muddenahalli, Chikkaballapura, Kingdom of Mysore, born in (d. 1962)
  • Sep 18 Alberto Franchetti, Italian composer, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1942)
  • Sep 24 S. R. Crockett, Scottish novelist (The Stickit Minister), born in Duchrae, Balmaghie, Kirkcudbrightshire (d. 1914)
  • Sep 28 Paul Ulrich Villard, French chemist and physicist who discovered gamma rays, born in Saint-Germain-au-Mont-d'Or, France (d. 1934)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 3 Aleksey Stepanovich Khomyakov, Russian poet, dies at 56
  • Sep 18 Casimiro de Abreu, Brazil, poet (Meus oito anos), novelist and playwright (Camoes e o jau), dies at 21
  • Sep 18 Joseph Locke, English railway and civil engineer, dies at 55
  • Sep 21 Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (b. 1788)
  • Sep 25 Carl Friedrich Zöllner, German composer, dies at 60
  • Sep 29 Chapin A. Harris, American dentist who founded the America Society of Dental Surgeons, dies at 54