What Happened in September 1880

Historical Events

  • Sep 6 Commencement of 1st Test Cricket in England, v Australia at The Oval
  • Sep 6 W G Grace scores 152 in debut Test Cricket innings, v Aust The Oval
  • 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)
  • Sep 6 Jean-Louis Pisuisse, Dutch night club performer (French governess), born in Flushing, Netherlands (d. 1927)
  • Sep 7 Attilio Brugnoli, composer
  • Sep 7 Kurt von Wolfurt, composer
  • Sep 8 Roelof Kranenburg, Dutch social democratic chairman (1st Chamber)
  • 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)
  • Sep 14 Metropolitan Benjamin (Fedchenkov), Orthodox missionary and writer (d. 1961)
  • Sep 14 Archie Hahn, American athlete (d. 1955)
  • Sep 16 Alfred Noyes, British poet/essayist (Loom of Years, Highwayman)
  • Sep 20 Ildebrando Pizzetti, composer
  • Sep 20 Louise Peete, American murderess (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 22 G F Grace, cricketer (one Test v Australia), dies