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)

Person of interestO. Henry

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

Short Story Writer O. Henry
Short Story Writer
O. Henry

1862 Highlights

About September 11, 1862

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 158 years, 2 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo