On This Day

What Happened in September 1876

Historical Events

  • Sep 6 Race riot in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Sep 6 Southern Pacific line from Los Angeles to San Francisco completed

Historic Event

Sep 7 Frank James and his gang are involved in a disastrous raid in Northfield, Minnesota, results in the death or capture of multiple gang members (Cole/Bob/Jim Younger arrested)

  • Sep 12 King Leopold II opens Congo-conference

Historic Expedition

Sep 14 Henry Morton Stanley's expedition leaves Rwanda

  • Sep 14 Leopold II closes Congo-conference
  • Sep 17 Race riots in South Carolina
  • Sep 19 1st carpet sweeper patented (Melville Bissell of Grand Rapids, Mich)
  • Sep 19 Talks begin to set up a football club in Ottawa
  • Sep 20 Ottawa Football Club forms
  • Sep 23 Ottawa Rough Riders play their 1st game
  • Sep 26 1st Belgian parachute jump (Glorieux)

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Harriet Shaw Weaver, English political activist (d. 1961)
  • Sep 5 Abdelaziz Thâalbi, Tunisian politician, born in Tunis, Tunisia (d. 1944)
  • Sep 5 Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, German field marshal, born in Landsberg am Lech, Germany (d. 1956)
  • Sep 6 John Macleod, Scottish-Canadian physiologist (Nobel 1923), born in Clunie, Dunkeld, Scotland (d. 1935)
  • Sep 6 Willem Adriaan Bonger, Dutch criminologist (Race & Crime), born in Amsterdam (d. 1940)
  • Sep 7 C. J. Dennis, Australian poet (The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke), born in Auburn, South Australia (d. 1938)
  • Sep 11 Alfonso Broqua, Uruguayan composer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 1946)
  • Sep 11 Stan Rowley, Australian athlete (Olympic gold 5,000m team, bronze 60m, 100m, 200m 1900), born in Young, Australia (d. 1924)
  • Sep 12 Flor Alpaerts, Flemish composer (Tyl Uilenspiegel; Pallieter), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1954)
  • Sep 13 Sherwood Anderson, American author and publisher (Winesburg Ohio), born in Camden, Ohio (d. 1941)
  • Sep 15 Bruno Walter, German symphony conductor (NY Philharmonic), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1962)
  • Sep 15 Frank Gannett, American newspaper publisher (Gannett), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1957)
  • Sep 15 Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Indian Bengali novelist (Devdas), born in Debanandapur, Hooghly district, Bengal Presidency, India (d. 1938)
  • Sep 18 Milan Rakic, Serbian poet (Nove Pesme), born in Belgrade, Serbia (d. 1938)
  • Sep 18 James Scullin, Australian Labour Party politician and 9th Prime Minister of Australia, born in Trawalla, Victoria, Australia (d. 1953)
  • Sep 22 André Tardieu, French politician, Prime Minister of France (192-30, 1930, 1932), born in Paris, France (d. 1945)
  • Sep 26 Charlie Llewellyn, South African cricketer (South African lefty all-rounder 1896-1912), born in Pietermaritzberg, Natal (d. 1964)
  • Sep 26 Edith Abbott, American social worker and educator (University of Chicago Social Sciences), born in Grand Island, Nebraska (d. 1957)
  • Sep 30 Katherine Griffith [Kiernan], American actress (Pollyanna, Fast Company), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1921)

Famous Weddings

Frederic Mistral

Sep 27 Poet Frederic Mistral (46) weds Marie Louise Aimee Rivière

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 3 Nicholas Wanostrocht [Felix], English amateur cricket batsman (Kent CCC, Surry CCC) and author (Felix on the Bat), dies at 71
  • Sep 5 Manuel Blanco Encalada, first president of Chile (b. 1790)
  • Sep 9 American Horse, Sioux chief, dies in battle
  • Sep 12 Henry A. Wise, American lawyer and politician (33rd Governor of Virginia), dies at 69
  • Sep 25 Adolf Glassbrenner, German satirical writer, dies at 66
  • Sep 27 Braxton Bragg, American Confederate general (b. 1817)