On This Day

What Happened on September 20, 1873

Historical Events

  • Panic sweeps NY Stock Exchange (railroad bond default/bank failure) NY shut banks for 10 days due to a bank scandal

Famous Birthdays

  • Ferenc Szisz, Hungarian race car driver (winner of the 1st Grand Prix motor racing), born in Szeghalom, Hungary (d. 1944)
  • Robert Wrenn, American tennis player (US Open 1893-94, 1896-97), born in Highland Park, Illinois (d. 1925)
  • Sidney Olcott, Canadian film director (Ben Hur), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1949)

Famous Deaths

  • Lulu Strauss und Torney, German poetess/writer, dies
1873 Highlights

About September 20, 1873

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 148 years and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo