On This Day

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
Abolitionist
Frederick Douglass
  • Sep 13 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Willie Park Sr. wins his 3rd title; beats his brother Davie Park by 2 strokes

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Sep 22 War of the Triple Alliance: Decisive battle of Curupayty results in a Paraguayan victory and heavy losses for Argentinian and Brazilian forces

President of Paraguay Francisco Solano López
President of Paraguay
Francisco Solano López
  • Sep 25 (Leonard W) Jerome Park opens in Bronx for horse racing

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 James J. Corbett, American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1892-97), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1933)
  • 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, born in Besançon, Doubs, France (d. 1947)
  • Sep 10 Tor Aulin, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1914)
  • Sep 10 Jeppe Aakjær, Danish poet and novelist (Bondens Søn), born in Fly, Jutland (d. 1930)
  • Sep 13 Adolf Meyer, American psychiatrist and neurologist (pioneered mental hygiene), born in Niederweningen, Switzerland (d. 1950)
  • Sep 20 Gustave Doret, Swiss composer, born in Aigle, Switzerland (d. 1943)
  • Sep 21 Charles Nicolle, French bacteriologist (Nobel Prize in Medicine 1928), born in Rouen, France (d. 1936)

Person of interestH. G. Wells

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

Author H. G. Wells
Author
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), born in Ringsaker, Norway (d. 1920)
  • Sep 27 Eurosia Fabris, Italian Catholic (model of holiness in the daily life of a Catholic family), born in Quinto Vicentino, Italy (d. 1932)
  • Sep 29 Mykhailo Hrushevsky, Ukrainian historian and statesman, born in Chełm, Congress Poland (d. 1934)

Famous Deaths

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