On This Day

What Happened in September 1882

Historical Events

  • Sep 2 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport R.I.: Defending champion Richard Sears beats Clarence M. Clark 6-1, 6-4, 6-0
  • Sep 3 French/Vietnamese/Chinese battle at Hanoi, 100s die

Historic Event

Sep 4 In its 1st large-scale test, Thomas Edison's light bulb is used to light NY's Pearl Street Station

  • Sep 5 10,000 workers march in 1st Labor Day parade in NYC
  • Sep 10 1st international conference to promote anti-semitism meets Dresden Germany (Congress for Safeguarding of Non-Jewish Interests)
  • Sep 12 Belgian King Leopold II receives Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza
  • Sep 13 Battle at Count el-Kebir: British troops invade Egypt
  • Sep 14 British General Wolseley reaches Cairo
  • Sep 15 British General Wolseley occupies Cairo
  • Sep 18 Pacific Stock Exchange opens (as Local Security Board)
  • Sep 25 1st baseball doubleheader (Providence & Worcester)
  • Sep 30 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Bob Ferguson wins third consecutive Open title; beats fellow Scot Willie Fernie by 3 strokes

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 3 Johnny Douglas, English cricket all-rounder, captain (23 Tests, 1 x 100, 45 wickets; Essex CCC) and boxer (Olympic gold middleweight 1908), born in London, England (d. 1930)
  • Sep 6 John Powell, American pianist and composer, born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1963)
  • Sep 7 Johanna Zandstra-Giezen, Dutch supercentenarian (oldest person in Netherland - dies at 111 years and 9 days), born in Friesland, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • Sep 9 Clem McCarthy, American sportscaster (NBC Radio; RKO newsreels), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1962)
  • Sep 10 Paul Harvey, American actor (Spellbound, Calamity Jane, Heldorado, Jamboree), born in Sandwich, Illinois (d. 1955)
  • Sep 13 Henri Potiron, French composer, born in Rezé-lès-Nantes, Loire-Atlantique (d. 1972)
  • Sep 13 Ramón Grau, 6th and 10th President of Cuba, born in La Palma, Spanish Cuba (d. 1969)
  • Sep 14 Harald Fryklöf, Swedish composer, born in Uppsala, Sweden (d. 1919)
  • Sep 17 Anton Hendrik Blaauw, Dutch botanist (Perception of Light), born in Elst, Overbetuwe, Netherlands (d. 1942)
  • Sep 17 Frank Schulte, American baseball outfielder (NL MVP 1911; Chicago Cubs), born in Cochecton, New York (d. 1949)
  • Sep 19 Paul-Marie Masson, French musicologist (L’Opéra de Rameau), and composer, born in Sète, France (d. 1954)
  • Sep 19 Christopher Stone, first disc jockey in the United Kingdom (d. 1965)
  • Sep 21 Alf Hurum, Norwegian composer (Lilja), and painter, born in Kristiania, Norway (d. 1972)
  • Sep 22 Emil Ábrányi, Hungarian composer and conductor (d. 1970)

Wilhelm Keitel

Sep 22 Wilhelm Keitel, Nazi Military Leader (head of the German High Command), born in Helmscherode, German Empire (d. 1946)

  • Sep 28 Mart Saar, Estonian composer, born in Hüpassaare, Viljandi County (d. 1963)
  • Sep 28 Eugenio d' Ors y Rovira, essayist/philosopher, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • Sep 30 George Bancroft, American actor (Underworld), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1956)
  • Sep 30 Hans Geiger, German physicist (co-inventor of the Geiger counter), born in Neustadt an der Weinstraße, German Empire (d. 1945)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 8 Joseph Liouville, French mathematician (surface of Liouville), dies at 73
  • Sep 19 Andreas Ignatius Schaepman, Archbishop of Utrecht (1868-82), dies at 67