On This Day

What Happened on September 13, 1881

Historical Events

  • America Lewis Howard Latimer invents and patents electric lamp with a carbon filament

Famous Deaths


Person of interestAmbrose Burnside

Ambrose Burnside, American soldier, industrialist and politician (Governor of Rhode Island, 1866-69) who popularized sideburns, dies of a heart attack at 57

Union General, Politician and Industrialist Ambrose Burnside
Union General, Politician and Industrialist
Ambrose Burnside

1881 Highlights

About September 13, 1881

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 138 years, 11 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo