What Happened in September 1868

Historical Events

  • Sep 8 New York Athletic Club forms
  • Sep 22 Race riots in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Sep 23 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Tom Morris Jr. beats his father, Tom Morris Sr. by 3 strokes; at 17 young Morris remains youngest Open champion
  • Sep 23 Grito de Lares proclaims Puerto Rico's independence (crushed by Spain)
  • Sep 25 The Imperial Russian steam frigate Alexander Nevski shipwrecks off Jutland while carrying Grand Duke Alexei of Russia
  • Sep 28 Battle of Alcolea, causes Queen Isabella II of Spain to flee to France
  • Sep 28 Opelousas Massacre at St Landry Parish, Louisiana (200 blacks killed)
  • Sep 30 Spain's Queen Isabella is deposed, flees to France

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Henri Bourassa, French Canadian politician and publisher (d. 1952)
  • Sep 6 Heinrich Häberlin, Swiss politician, member of the Federal Council, born in Weinfelden, Switzerland (d. 1947)
  • Sep 9 Mary Austin, Ill, feminist/nature writer (Land of Little Rain)
  • Sep 15 Dirk Berend Nanninga, Dutch painter (d. 1954)
  • Sep 17 James Alexander Calder, Canadian politician, born in Oxford County, Ontario (d. 1956)
  • Sep 26 Henry F. Gilbert, American composer (The Dance in Place Congo), and musicologist, born in Somerville, Massachusetts (d. 1928)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 6 Pierre Adolphe Rost, Louisiana judge, Confederate commissioner (b. 1797)
  • Sep 10 Franz Anton Adam Stockhausen, German composer and harpist, dies at 79
  • Sep 17 Roman Nose (Wiquini), Cheyenne indian leader, dies
  • Sep 19 William Sprague, American minister and politician from (b. 1809)
  • Sep 24 Jan Albert van Eijken, Dutch composer and organist, dies at 45
  • Sep 26 August Ferdinand Möbius, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1790)
  • Sep 27 Alexander Walewski, French earl and Foreign Minister, dies at 58
  • Sep 28 Thomas Carmichael Hindman, Jr., American attorney, and Confederate Army Major General, assassinated at 40