On This Day

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 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Scotland's William Auchterlonie wins by 2 shots from amateur Johnny Laidley

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

The Story of the First Country to Grant Women the VoteThe Story of the First Country to Grant Women the Vote

Sep 19 New Zealand becomes the first country to grant all women the right to vote
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Women gained the vote in New Zealand in 1893, the summit at last.
Women gained the vote in New Zealand in 1893, the summit at last.
  • Sep 20 The first gasoline-powered car debuts in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Sep 21 Frank Duryea drives the 1st American-made gas propelled vehicle

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Japans/American painter/etcher/lithographer
  • Sep 3 Florrie Rodrigo, Dutch dancer, choreography and teacher (Schepelingen), born in Amsterdam (d. 1996)
  • Sep 4 Henry Schultz, American economist (econometrics), born in Sharkawshchyna, Russian Empire (d. 1938)
  • 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 politician (Minister of Transport), born in Hampstead, London (d. 1957)
  • 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, born in Barton, England (d. 1974)
  • Sep 13 Larry Shields, American jazz clarinetist (Original Dixieland Jazz Band), born in New Orleans (d. 1953)
  • Sep 16 Albert Szent-Györgyi, Hungarian biochemist (Vitamin C, Nobel 1937), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1986)
  • Sep 16 Alexander Korda, British movie producer (3rd man), born in Pusztatúrpásztó, Austria-Hungary (d. 1956)
  • Sep 17 Abel Herzberg, Russian-Dutch Jewish lawyer and writer (Persecution of Jews), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • Sep 18 Arthur Benjamin, Australian composer (Jamaican Rumba), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1960)
  • Sep 18 William March, American writer (Company K), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 1954)
  • Sep 20 Hans Scharoun, German architect (Berlin Philharmonic), born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1972)
  • Sep 20 Hermann Lux, German soccer defender (3 caps; manager Tennis Borussia Berlin), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1962)
  • Sep 21 Moses Pergament, Finnish composer, born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1977)
  • 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 27 Joannes 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


LoveWedding of Interest

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

Microbiologist Robert Koch
Microbiologist
Robert Koch

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 3 James Harrison, Scottish-born inventor (b. 1816)
  • Sep 7 Hamilton Fish, American politician (Governor of New York), dies at 85
  • Sep 8 Luke Short, American Old West gunslinger and saloon owner, dies of dropsy at 39
  • Sep 15 Thomas Hawksley, English civil engineer (b. 1807)
  • Sep 19 Alexander Tilloch Galt, Canadian politician, a father of Canadian Confederation, dies at 76