On This Day

What Happened in September 1886

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 The Netherlands New Code of Criminal Law is enforced

Victory in Battle

Sep 4 Apache Chief Geronimo surrenders ending last major US-Indian war

Historic Event

Sep 6 Queen Victoria establishes Distinguished Service Order (DSO)

  • Sep 9 The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works is finalized
  • Sep 11 6th America's Cup: Mayflower (NY Yacht Club) beats Galatea (Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club, Scotland) for 2-0 series victory
  • Sep 14 George K Anderson of Memphis, Tennessee, patents typewriter ribbon
  • Sep 25 Comedy opera "Dorothy" first produced in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Othmar Schoeck, composer

Tarsila do Amaral

Sep 1 Tarsila do Amaral, Brazilian modernist artist, born in Capivari, Brazil (d. 1973)

  • Sep 4 Albert Orsborn, 6th General of The Salvation Army, born in Clapton, England (d. 1967)
  • Sep 8 Siegfried Sassoon, English poet and writer (Counterattack), born in Matfield, Kent, England (d. 1967)
  • Sep 10 Hilda Doolittle, American poetess (Imagist movement), born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (d. 1961)
  • Sep 13 Alain LeRoy Locke, African-American writer and philosopher “Father of the Harlem Renaissance”, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1954)
  • Sep 14 Jan Masaryk, Czech statesman and Minister to London (1918-35), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1948)
  • Sep 20 Charles Williams, British poet and writer, born in London (d. 1945)
  • Sep 21 Teiichi Igarashi, Japanese mountaineer who climbed Mt Fuji at age 99
  • Sep 22 Hobart Cavanaugh, American actor (Border Town, Black Angel), born in Virginia City, Nevada (d. 1950)
  • Sep 24 James Burke, American actor (Mystery Theater, Great Guy), born in NYC, New York (d. 1968)
  • Sep 25 Jesús Guridi, Sapnish composer, born in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain (d. 1961)
  • Sep 25 May Sutton, American tennis player (first American woman to win Wimbledon singles title 1905), born in Plymouth, England (d. 1975)

Famous Weddings

Sigmund Freud

Sep 14 Neurologist Sigmund Freud (30) weds Martha Bernays (25) in Hamburg, Germany

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 3 William W. Snow, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1851-53), dies at 74
  • Sep 14 Hubert Reis, German composer, dies at 84
  • Sep 20 John Liptrot Hatton, English composer and pianist, dies at 77
  • Sep 27 John Esten Cooke, American novelist (The Virginia Comedians) and Confederate States Army, dies at 55