What Happened in September 1893

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 Gladstones' Second Home Rule Bill for Ireland passes in the House of Commons but vetoed by The House of Lords by 419 votes to 41
  • Sep 1 33rd British Golf Open: William Auchterlonie shoots a 322 at Prestwick Golf Club

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 4 English author Beatrix Potter first writes the story of Peter Rabbit for a 5 year old boy

Children's Author Beatrix Potter
Children's Author
Beatrix Potter
  • Sep 11 Bronx Gas & Electric Company opens on Frisby & Tremont Ave
  • Sep 11 Shaku Soen is 1st Zen teacher to visit the West (Chicago)
  • Sep 11 First conference of the World Parliament of Religions is held in Chicago, Indian monk Swani Vivekananda gives influential speech
  • Sep 16 Cherokee Strip, Oklahoma, opens white settlement homesteaders
  • Sep 19 New Zealand becomes the first country to grant all women the right to vote
  • Sep 21 Frank Duryea drives the 1st American-made gas propelled vehicle

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Japans/US painter/etcher/lithographer
  • Sep 3 Florrie Rodrigo, Dutch dancer/choreography/teacher (Schepelingen)
  • Sep 4 Henry Schultz, American farm commune leader
  • Sep 6 Irving Bacon, American actor (Branded Men, Fort Ti), born in St Joseph, Missouri (d. 1965)
  • Sep 6 Claire Chennault, American military leader, born in Commerce, Texas (d. 1958)
  • Sep 7 Leslie Hore-Belisha, British Minister of Transport
  • Sep 10 Al "Fuzzy" St John, American actor (Lash of the West), born in Santa Ana, California (d. 1963)
  • Sep 10 Maria de Jesus, Portuguese supercentenarian
  • Sep 11 W. Douglas Hawkes, British racing driver (d. 1974)
  • Sep 13 Larry Shields, American musician (d. 1953)
  • Sep 16 Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Hungarian biochemist (Vitamin C, Nobel 1937)
  • Sep 16 Alexander Korda, British movie producer (3rd man)
  • Sep 17 Abel J Herzberg, Russ/Dutch writer (Persecution of Jews)
  • Sep 18 Arthur Benjamin, Australian composer (Jamaican Rumba), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Sep 18 William March, [Campbell], American writer (Company K)
  • Sep 20 Hans H B Scharoun, German architect (Berlin Philharmonic)
  • Sep 21 Moses Pergament, composer
  • Sep 24 Lemon Henry "Blind Lemon" Jefferson, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Coutchman, Texas (d. 1929)
  • Sep 24 Julia Faye, American actress (The 10 Commandments, Samson & Delilah), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1966)
  • Sep 26 Milos Crnjanski, Serbian poet (Seobe)
  • Sep 27 Joannes DM Cornelissen, Dutch historian (Hooft & Tacitus)
  • Sep 28 Marie V Felix, prince of Luxemburg/Bourbon-Parma
  • Sep 29 Phillip Tead, American actor (The Front Page, Lightnin', Fighting Blade), born in Somerville, Massachusetts (d. 1974)
  • Sep 30 Lansdale Sasscer, American politician (d. 1964)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 13 Microbiologist Robert Koch (49) weds actress Hedwig Freiberg (20)

Microbiologist Robert Koch
Robert Koch

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 3 James Harrison, Scottish-born inventor (b. 1816)
  • Sep 15 Thomas Hawksley, English civil engineer (b. 1807)
  • Sep 19 Alexander Tilloch Galt, Canadian politician, a father of Canadian Confederation, dies at 76