What Happened on September 26, 1877

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfred Cortot, French-Swiss pianist and teacher, born in Nyon, Vaud, Switzerland (d. 1962)
  • Edmund Gwenn, English actor (Miracle on 34th Street), born in London, England (d. 1959)
  • Ugo Cerletti, Italian neurologist (discovered the method of electroconvulsive therapy), born in Conegliano, Italy (d. 1963)

Famous Deaths

  • Hermann Grassmann, German mathematician and physicist (b. 1809)