On This Day

What Happened on September 11, 1862

Historical Events

  • British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Tom Morris Sr retains his title; beats Willie Park Sr. by 3 strokes

Famous Birthdays

  • Hawley Harvey Crippen [Dr Crippen], American homeopath and first killer to be caught with the aid of wireless telegraphy, born in Coldwater, Michigan (d. 1910)
  • Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy, British army officer, born in Wrotham Park, Hertfordshire, England (d. 1935)

O. Henry

O. Henry [William Sydney Porter], American short story writer (Cabbages and Kings), born in Greensboro, North Carolina (d. 1910)

1862 Highlights

About September 11, 1862

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 159 years, 2 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo