What Happened in September 1872

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 10 Karl Marx speaks in Amsterdam

Communist Philosopher Karl Marx
Communist Philosopher
Karl Marx
  • Sep 13 British Open Golf, Prestwick GC: Tom Morris, Jr. wins 4th consecutive title; beats fellow Scot Davie Strath by 3 strokes
  • Sep 14 Britain pays US$15½m for damages during Civil War
  • Sep 17 Phillip W Pratt patents his sprinkler system for extinguishing fires
  • Sep 18 King Oscar II accedes to the throne of Sweden-Norway
  • Sep 21 John Henry Conyers of South Carolina becomes first black student at Annapolis
  • Sep 24 Franz Grillparzer's "Ein Bruderzwist in Habsburg" premieres in Vienna
  • Sep 26 The first Shriners Temple (called Mecca) was established in New York City.
  • Sep 29 "3 Fingers" Mackenzie destroys Kwahadi-Commanche village
  • Sep 29 Kiowa-chief Lone Wolf captures Satanta & Big Tree

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 5 Horace Rice, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1907), born in Sydney, NSW (d. 1950)
  • Sep 9 Delilah L Beasley, US author/columnist (Negro trail-blazers)
  • Sep 9 Josef Stransky, composer
  • Sep 9 Edward Burlingame Hill, American composer and educator, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1960)
  • Sep 10 Josephina "Frieda" Herberich, German actress (Salontiroler, Verdoold Sheep), born (d. 1958)
  • Sep 10 Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji, India, cricketer/politician
  • Sep 16 Henriette deVreker-Verschuur, Dutch-Flemish actress (Roze Kate), born in Amsterdam (d. 1965)
  • Sep 20 Maurice Gamelin, French Army general (unable to stop the German assault on France (May 1940)), born in Paris (d. 1958)
  • Sep 22 Luis Villalba Munoz, composer
  • Sep 25 Charles Blake Cochran, English theatrical manager and impresario, born in Sussex, England (d. 1951)
  • Sep 26 Ottokar Czernin, Austro-Hungarian diplomat (Imperial Foreign Minister of Austria-Hungary) and politician, born in Dimokur, Austria-Hungary (d. 1932)
  • Sep 28 Lena Ashwell, British actress and theatrical manager who was the 1st to organize large-scale entertainment for WWI troops at the front, born on the ship Wellesley (d. 1957)
  • Sep 28 Tom Terriss, English director (His Buddy's Wife, Sumuru), born in London, England (d. 1964)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 2 N. F. S. Grundtvig, Danish writer and philosopher, dies at 88
  • Sep 7 Antoni Stolpe, Polish pianist and composer, dies at 21
  • Sep 13 Ludwig A Feuerbach, German philosopher (Man what he eats), dies at 68
  • Sep 18 Charles XV, King of Sweden and Norway (1859-72), dies at 46
  • Sep 22 Vladimir Dal, Russian lexicographer, dies at 70