What Happened in September 1894

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 A wildfire destroys the town of Hinckley, Minnesota, killing 438 people
  • Sep 2 -3] Amsterdam Municipal theater opens
  • Sep 2 Forest fires destroy Hinckley Minnesota: about 600 die
  • Sep 4 In NYC, 12,000 tailors went on strike protesting sweat shops
  • Sep 10 London taxi driver George Smith is the first to be fined for drunk driving
  • Sep 14 Hottentotten uprising in Southwest Africa fails
  • Sep 15 Japan defeats China in Battle of Ping Yang
  • Sep 27 Aqueduct racetrack opens in NY
  • Sep 28 Simon Marks & Tom Spencer open Penny Bazaar in Manchester

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 2 Joseph Roth, Austrian journalist/writer (Hotel Savoy)
  • Sep 8 Willem Pijper, Dutch composer and music critic, born in Zeist, Netherlands (d. 1947)
  • Sep 9 Arthur Freed, American songwriter and film producer (d. 1973)
  • Sep 9 Bert Oldfield, Australian cricketer (d. 1976)
  • Sep 12 Billy Gilbert, American actor (Great Dictator, His Gal Friday), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1971)
  • Sep 13 Anton Roosjen, Dutch politician and NCRV-chairman, born in Aalsmeer, Netherlands (d. 1978)
  • Sep 13 J. B. Priestly, English novelist and scriptwriter (The Good Companions, An Inspector Calls), born in Bradford, United Kingdom
  • Sep 13 Julian Tuwim, Polish poet and lyricist, born in Łódź, Congress Poland (d. 1953)
  • Sep 15 Jean Renoir, French director (Madame Bovary, Nana, Grand Illusion)
  • Sep 15 Oskar Klein, Swedish physicist (d. 1977)
  • Sep 16 Clarence Hennecke, American actor (The Strong Man, Murder by Television, Keystone Kops), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1969)
  • Sep 17 Fay Compton [Virginia Lillian Emeline Compton], British actress (The Haunting), born in West Kensington, London (d. 1978)
  • Sep 19 Kees Rijnsdorp, Dutch writer (Kings Children), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • Sep 21 Tullio Carminati, Austrian actor (War and Peace, Roman Holiday), born in Zadar, Croatia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1971)
  • Sep 22 Hieronim Feicht, composer
  • Sep 22 John Gough, American actor (Smooth as Satin, In the Land of the Tortilla, Circus Kid), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1968)
  • Sep 23 Kornelis H Miskotte, theologist (Edda & Thora)
  • Sep 24 Tommy Armour, Scottish-American professional golfer, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1968)
  • Sep 26 Gladys Brockwell, American actress (Long Pants, Oliver Twist), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1929)
  • Sep 27 Olive Tell, American actress (Her Sister), born in NYC, New York (d. 1951)
  • Sep 27 Lothar von Richthofen, German pilot, born in Kleinburg, Germany (d. 1922)
  • Sep 29 Franco Capuana, composer
  • Sep 30 Dirk J Bush, Dutch-American mathematician (Concise History of Mathematics)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 8 Hermann von Helmholtz, German physician and physicist, dies at 73
  • Sep 13 Alexis Emmanuel Chabrier, French composer (España, Joyeuse marche, Le Roi Malgré Lui), dies from general paresis at 53
  • Sep 17 Deng Shichang, Chinese admiral (b. 1849)
  • Sep 24 Martinus Nijhoff, Dutch publisher (Van Dale) and founder (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers), dies at 68