What Happened in September 1883

Historical Events

  • Sep 6 Cub's Burns (extra bases), Williamson & Pfeiffer get 3 hits in 1 inn
  • Sep 8 NY Giants score 13 runs in an inning against Phillies
  • Sep 8 Northern Pacific RR's last spike driven at Independence Creek, Mont
  • Sep 11 James Cutler patents postal mail chute
  • Sep 13 Hugh Daily, a one-armed pitcher for Cleveland (Forest City), tosses 1-0 no-hitter against Philadelphia
  • Sep 21 First direct US-Brazil telegraph connection
  • Sep 24 National black convention meets in Louisville, Kentucky

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Didier Pitre, French Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1934)
  • Sep 2 Archduchess Elisabeth Marie of Austria, "The Red Archduchess" (d. 1963)
  • Sep 5 Otto Erich Deutsch, Austrian musicologist (Schubert-Brevier), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1967)
  • Sep 10 Euphemia "Phemia" Molkenboer, Dutch author/poster artist
  • Sep 11 Grigory Zinoviev [Hirsch Apfelbaum], Russian revolutionary, born in Yelizavetgrad, Russian Empire (d. 1936)
  • Sep 14 Martin Dibelius, German theologist (Die Lade Jahwes), born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1947)
  • Sep 15 Esteban Terradas i Illa, Spanish mathematician and engineer (d. 1950)
  • Sep 16 T. E. Hulme, English writer (d. 1917)
  • Sep 16 George Duncan, Scottish golfer (British Open 1920), born in Methlick, Scotland (d. 1964)
  • Sep 17 Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson Berners, 14th baron/composer
  • Sep 17 William Carlos Williams, American poet
  • Sep 18 Lord Berners [Gerald Tyrwhitt], English composer (1st Childhood), born in Apley Hall, Shropshire (d. 1950)
  • Sep 20 Johannes Gerard van Dillen, Dutch economic historian (Of Wealth & Oligarchists), born in Amsterdam (d. 1969)
  • Sep 20 Maria Baers, Flemish social worker and founder of the Christian Workers' Women's Movement (KAV), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1959)
  • Sep 22 Robert Franz Richard Hernried, composer
  • Sep 30 Robert H Lightfoot, English theologist/exegetist (St John's Gospel)
  • Sep 30 Bernhard Rust, Nazi education minister (d. 1945)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 3 Ivan Turgenev, Russian novelist, poet and playwright (Fathers & Sons), dies from a spinal tumour at 64
  • Sep 15 Joseph Plateau, Belgian physicist (Plateau's Law), dies at 81
  • Sep 21 Johannes van Vloten, Dutch man of letters/theologist, dies at 65
  • Sep 27 Ram Mohan Roy, Hindu reformer (founded Brahmo Sabha), dies at 61