On This Day

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 Men's 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 27 James Cooke walks tightrope 150 yards 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 H. Lemare, British organist and composer (Andantino in D-flat, also known as "Moonlight and Roses"), born in Ventnor, on the Isle of Wight (d. 1934)
  • 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 Capitant, French lawyer (Loi Falcidie) (d. 1937)
  • Sep 15 Nicolaus Adriani, Dutch linguist (Middle-Celebes languages), born in Oud-Loosdrecht, North Holland, Netherlands (d. 1926)
  • 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)
  • Sep 30 Bonnor Middleton, South African cricket fast bowler (6 Tests, 24 wickets; Western Province), born in Chester-le-Street, Co Durham, England (d. 1913)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding 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