What Happened in September 1891

Historical Events

  • Sep 3 Cotton pickers organize union & stage strike in Texas
  • Sep 3 John Stephens Durham named US minister to Haiti
  • Sep 7 Forces of British administrator Captain Frederick Lugard reache Kavalli, Equatoria
  • Sep 11 The Jewish Colonization Association is established by Baron Maurice de Hirsch
  • Sep 14 "Empire State Express" train goes from NYC to East Buffalo, a distance of 436 miles, in a record 7H6M
  • Sep 18 Harriet Maxwell Converse is 1st white woman to become an Indian chief
  • Sep 23 Vocational school Troop College, later California Institute of Technology (CalTech) established in Pasadena, California

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 3 Bessie [Annie Elizabeth] Delany, American dentist and civil rights pioneer, born in Raleigh, North Carolina (d. 1995)
  • Sep 4 Sam Lanin, American sweet jazz arranger and bandleader (Roseland Orchestra; The Ipana Troubadors), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1977)
  • Sep 7 Roscoe Karns, American actor (Capt Shafer-Hennesey), born in San Bernardino, California (d. 1970)
  • Sep 11 Noel Gallon, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1966)
  • Sep 11 William Thomas Walsh, American author (Isabella of Spain), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 1949)
  • Sep 12 Adolph Weiss, American bassoonist and composer, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1971)
  • Sep 12 Pedro Albizu Campos, Advocate for Puerto Rican independence, born in Ponce, Puerto Rico (d. 1965)
  • Sep 14 Ivan Vinogradov, Russian mathematician (analytic number theory), born in Velikoluksky District, Russian Empire (d. 1983)
  • Sep 16 Czesław Marek, Polish composer, born in Przemyśl, Eastern Galicia, Lwów (d. 1985)
  • Sep 16 Isabel Jeans, British actress (Easy Virtue, Heavens Above), born in London, England (d. 1985)

Karl Dönitz

Sep 16 Karl Dönitz, German naval admiral and last leader of Nazi Germany, born in Grünau, German Empire (d. 1980)

  • Sep 16 Stephanie von Hohenlohe, Austrian-German princess by her marriage to the diplomat Prince Friedrich Franz von Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst and spy, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1972)
  • Sep 22 Jacob H "Jaap" Stotijn, Dutch oboist, and conductor (Residence Orchestra), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1970)
  • Sep 26 Alfred Lane, American sharp shooter (Olympic gold 1912, 20), born in New York (d. 1965)
  • Sep 28 Myrtle Gonzalez, American actress regarded as Hollywood's first Latin and Hispanic movie star actress (Missy, Her Great Part), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1918)
  • Sep 29 Fabien Sevitzky [Koussevitzky], Russian-American conductor (Indianapolis Symphony), born in Vishny Volotchok, Russia (d. 1967)
  • Sep 29 Gerda Björne, Swedish actress (Familjen Bjork, Hemsoborna), born in By, Värmland, Sweden (d. 1979)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 2 Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger, Dutch-British pianist, composer, composer, and writer (Wagner As I Knew Him), dies at 76
  • Sep 7 Lorenzo Sawyer, 9th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California, dies at 71
  • Sep 9 Jules Grévy, 2nd President of the French Third Republic, dies at 84
  • Sep 11 Antero Tarquínio de Quental, Portuguese poet (Beatrice), dies at 49
  • Sep 18 William Ferrel, American mathematician (b. 1817)
  • Sep 27 Ivan Goncharov, Russian author (b. 1812)

Herman Melville

Sep 28 Herman Melville, American writer (Billy Budd, Moby-Dick), dies at 72

  • Sep 30 Georges Boulanger, French general and politician, dies at 54