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

  • (Luise) "Lulu" von Strauss und Torney, German poet (Erde der Väter - Our Forefathers' Soil), and novelist (Der jüngste Tag - Judgment Day), born in Bückeburg, Germany (d. 1956)
  • Ferenc Szisz, Hungarian auto racer (winner 1st Grand Prix motor racing event in Le Mans, France 1906), 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)
Born in 1873
1873 Highlights

About September 20, 1873

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 149 years, 6 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo