What Happened in September 1866

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 Last Navaho chief Manuelito turns himself in at Fort Wingate
  • Sep 4 1st Hawaiian daily newspaper published

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 6 Frederick Douglass is 1st US black delegate to a national convention

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass
  • Sep 13 7th British Golf Open: Willie Park, Sr. shoots a 169 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • Sep 22 Decisive battle of Curupaity in the War of the Triple Alliance.
  • Sep 25 (Leonard W) Jerome Park opens in Bronx for horse racing

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 James "Gentleman Jim" Corbett, heavyweight champion boxer (1892-97)
  • Sep 2 Hiram Johnson, Progressive politician, US Senator, Governor of California (1911-17), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1945)
  • Sep 7 Tristan Bernard, French playwright and novelist (d. 1947)
  • Sep 10 Tor Bernhard Vilhelm Aulin, composer
  • Sep 10 Jeppe Aakj√¶r, Danish writer (d. 1930)
  • Sep 13 Adolf Meyer, American psychiatrist/neurologist (pioneered mental hygiene)
  • Sep 20 Gustave Doret, composer
  • Sep 21 Charles Jean Henri Nicolle France, bacteriologist (Nobel-1928)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 21 H. G. Wells, English sci-fi author (War of the Worlds, Kipps), born in Bromley, Kent (d. 1946)

Author H. G. Wells
H. G. Wells
  • Sep 23 Edouard Combe, composer
  • Sep 25 Thomas Hunt Morgan, American evolutionary biologist, geneticist and embryologist (Nobel Prize 1933), born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 1945)
  • Sep 27 Tryggve Andersen, Norwegian writer (Fra Cancelliraadens Dage)
  • Sep 27 Eurosia Fabris, Italian Catholic Blessed (d. 1932)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 3 Konstantin Flavitsky, Russian painter (b. 1830)
  • Sep 9 Gergely Czuczor, Hungarian/Czech poet/translator, dies at 65
  • Sep 26 Carl Almqvist, Swedish author (Amorina), dies at 72