What Happened in September 1880

Historical Events

  • Sep 6 Commencement of 1st Test Cricket in England, v Australia at The Oval

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 6 W. G. Grace scores 152 in debut Test Cricket innings, v Aust The Oval

Cricketer W. G. Grace
Cricketer
W. G. Grace
  • Sep 7 Geo Ligowsky patents device to throw clay pigeons for trapshooters

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 9 Rutherford B. Hayes visits San Franicsco

19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes
19th US President
Rutherford B. Hayes
  • Sep 10 Pierre de Brazza signs treaty with King Makoko of Congo
  • Sep 23 Jules Ferry forms French government
  • Sep 29 1st pro baseball game at Polo Grounds, NY Metropolitans beat Washington Nationals 4-2 in 5 innings
  • Sep 30 American amateur astronomer Henry Draper takes the 1st ever photograph of the Orion Nebula

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 4 Leo Bittermieux, Flemish missionary (Congo) (d. 1946)
  • Sep 6 Jean-Louis Pisuisse, Dutch night club performer (French governess), born in Flushing, Netherlands (d. 1927)
  • Sep 7 Attilio Brugnoli, Italian pianist and composer, born in Rome (d. 1937)
  • Sep 7 Kurt von Wolfurt, German composer, born in Lettin (d. 1957)
  • Sep 8 Roelof Kranenburg, Dutch social democratic chairman (1st Chamber), born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1956)
  • Sep 9 Viking Eggeling, Swedish artist/filmmaker (Diagonal Symphony)

Person of interestH. L. Mencken

Sep 12 Henry Louis Mencken, American newspaperman and critic (Prejudices), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1956)

Journalist and Critic H. L. Mencken
Journalist and Critic
H. L. Mencken
  • Sep 14 Paul Fechter, German writer (Der Zauberer Gottes), born in Elbing, West Prussia (d. 1958)
  • Sep 14 Benjamin (Fedchenkov), Bishop of the Russian Church and Orthodox missionary, born in Russian Empire (d. 1961)
  • Sep 14 Archie Hahn, American sprinter, born in Dodgeville, Wisconsin (d. 1955)
  • Sep 16 Alfred Noyes, British poet and essayist (Loom of Years, Highwayman), born in Wolverhampton, England (d. 1958)
  • Sep 20 Ildebrando Pizzetti, Italian composer, born in Parma, Italy (d. 1968)
  • Sep 20 Louise Peete, American convicted serial killer, born in Bienville, Louisiana (d. 1947)
  • Sep 22 Asser B Kleerekoper, journalist/2nd-Member of parliament (SDAP)
  • Sep 22 Dame Christabel Pankhurst, English suffragist (d. 1958)
  • Sep 23 John Boyd Orr, nutritionist, UN's FAO (Nobel 1949)
  • Sep 28 Ralph Edward Flanders, Barnet VT, (Sen-VT)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 1 Antoon Jurgens, margarine maker, dies at 75
  • Sep 15 William Hauser, composer, dies at 67
  • Sep 20 Donald McKay, Canadian-American naval architect (built fastest clipper ships), dies at 70
  • Sep 22 G. F. Grace, English cricketer (one Test v Australia), dies