What Happened in September 1865

Historical Events

  • Sep 3 Army commander in SC orders Freedmen's Bureau to stop seizing land
  • Sep 14 British Open Golf, Prestwick GC: Scotsman Andrew Strath wins his first title; beats 2-time champion Willie Park Sr. by 2 strokes
  • Sep 19 Atlanta University founded
  • Sep 24 James Cooke walks tightrope from Cliff House to Seal Rocks, San Francisco

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 3 Wilhelm Bousset, German theologist and historian, born in Lübeck, Germany (d. 1920)
  • Sep 8 Adolfo Albertazzi, Italian writer (Amore & Amore, Top), born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1924)
  • Sep 9 Edwin Lehare, composer
  • Sep 11 Rainis [Jānis Pliekšāns], Latvian poet and playwright, born in Dunava parish, Russian Empire (d. 1929)
  • Sep 11 Alfred Hollins, British composer, born in Hull, Yorkshire (d. 1942)
  • Sep 15 Henri [Lucien] Capitant, French lawyer (Loi Falcidie)
  • Sep 15 Nicolaus Adriani, linguist (Middle-Celebes languages)
  • Sep 20 Lubor Niederle, Czech archaeologist and anthropologist, born in Klatovy, Czech Republic (d. 1944)
  • Sep 23 Emmuska Orczy, Tarnaörs Hungary, Hungarian-born British writer (Scarlet Pimpernel)
  • Sep 26 Mary Russell, Duchess of Bedford, English aviator and ornithologist, born in Stockbridge, Hampshire, England (d. 1937)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 27 Physicist Johannes van der Waals (27) weds Anna Magdalena Smit (18)

Physicist/Nobel Laureate Johannes van der Waals
Physicist/Nobel Laureate
Johannes van der Waals

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 11 Christophe Léon Louis Juchault de Lamoricière, French general, dies at 59
  • Sep 16 Christian Julius De Meza, Danish general (b. 1792)
  • Sep 20 William H Revere Jr, US Union brigadier general, dies
  • Sep 22 Heinrich Christian Pander, Baltic German biologist and embryologist, dies at 71
  • Sep 24 Frantiszek Sołtyk, Polish composer, dies at 81
  • Sep 30 Samuel David Luzzatto, Italian-Jewish scholar, dies at 65