What Happened on September 11, 1862

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 3rd British Golf Open: Tom Morris Sr shoots a 163 at Prestwick Golf Club

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