On This Day

What Happened in September 1874

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 28th US Postmaster General: Marshall Jewell of Connecticut takes office
  • Sep 1 Sydney General Post Office opens in Australia
  • Sep 3 The congress of the state of México elevates Naucalpan to the category of Villa, with the title of "Villa de Juárez".
  • Sep 12 1874 The District of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada is founded.
  • Sep 26 1st Grand International Rifle match held

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Heinrich Otto Ludwig, composer
  • Sep 1 Ismar Elbogen, German/US rabbi (Encyclopedia Judaica)
  • Sep 4 Johanna M. "Lena" Bakker, Dutch actress and wife of Bruno Gerlach, born (d. 1964)
  • Sep 5 Nap Lajoie, American baseball player, born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island (d. 1959)
  • Sep 11 Heinrich Kaspar Schmid, German composer, born in Landau, Germany (d. 1953)

Person of interestArnold Schoenberg

Sep 13 Arnold Schoenberg, Austrian composer (2nd Quartet) and painter associated with the expressionist movement, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1951)

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • Sep 13 Henry F. Ashurst, American Democratic politician (U.S. Senator from Arizona), born in Winnemucca, Nevada (d. 1962)
  • Sep 17 Ben Turpin, American comic (Uncle Tom Without the Cabin), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1940)
  • Sep 18 Johannes Anker Larsen, Danish writer (Vises Sten), born in Langeland, Denmark (d. 1957)
  • Sep 21 Gustav Holst, English composer (Planets), born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1934)

Person of interestCharles Vyner Brooke

Sep 26 Charles Vyner Brooke, 3rd and last White Rajah of Sarawak (1917-46), born in London, England (d. 1963)

3rd and Last White Rajah of Sarawak Charles Vyner Brooke
3rd and Last White Rajah of Sarawak
Charles Vyner Brooke

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 12 François Guizot, French historian and politician (17th Prime Minister of France), dies at 86
  • Sep 15 Benjamin Robbins Curtis, American attorney and Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, dies at 64
  • Sep 21 JBAL Leonce Elie the Beaumont, French geologist, dies at 75