On This Day

What Happened in September 1895

Historical Events

  • Sep 5 George Washington Murray elected to Congress from SC
  • Sep 9 American Bowling Congress forms (NYC)
  • Sep 11 FA Cup stolen in Birmingham
  • Sep 12 Defender (US) beats Valkyrie III (England) in 10th America's Cup
  • Sep 12 Annie Londonderry [Annie Kopchovsky] arrives in Chicago to complete first round-the-world trip by a woman on a bicycle in 15 months and collects her $10,000 prize

Historic Event

Sep 18 Booker T. Washington delivers 'Atlanta Compromise' address

  • Sep 18 Daniel David Palmer of Davenport, Iowa, gives the first chiropractic adjustment
  • Sep 21 America's first automotive producer, the Duryea Motor Wagon Company, is founded by Charles and J. Frank Duryea
  • Sep 23 French labor union CGT (Confederation Generale du Travail) forms
  • Sep 26 Italian general Oreste Baratieri lands in Massawa, Eritrea
  • Sep 30 France proclaims a protectorate over Madagascar

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Edit Angold, German actress (Suspense, Molly, Blue Angel), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1971)
  • Sep 1 Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar, Indian musician (d. 1974)
  • Sep 8 Sara García, Mexican actress, born in Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico (d. 1980)
  • Sep 10 Viswanatha Satyanarayana, Indian Telugu writer (Ramayana Kalpa Vrukshamu, Veyipadagalu), born in Nandamuru, Madras state, British India (d. 1976)
  • Sep 10 George 'High Pockets' Kelly, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (World Series 1921, 22; NL HR leader 1921; NY Giants), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1984)
  • Sep 11 Harry Tobias, American song lyricist (“Sweet and Lovely”, “It’s a Lonesome Old Town”, “Sail Along, Silv’ry Moon”), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • Sep 12 Alice Lake, American silent screen actress (Glamour, Wicked), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1967)
  • Sep 13 Ruth McDevitt, American actress (All in the Family), born in Coldwater, Michigan (d. 1976)
  • Sep 15 Magda Lupescu, consort of King Carol II of Romania (d. 1977)
  • Sep 15 Charles "Chic" Harley, American football player (d. 1974)
  • Sep 16 Charles Bidwill, American NFL team owner (Chicago Cardinals 1933-46), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1947)
  • Sep 16 Karol Rathaus, German-Austrian composer, born in Ternopil, Austria-Hungary (d. 1954)
  • Sep 18 Tomoji Tanabe, Japanese supercentenarian who dies of old age at 113, born in Miyakonojo, Miyazaki, Japan (d. 2009)
  • Sep 21 Sergei Yesenin, Russian poet, born in Konstantinovo, Ryazan Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1925)
  • Sep 22 Babette Deutsch, American poet (Animal vegetable mineral), born in New York City (d. 1982)

Paul Muni

Sep 22 Paul Muni, American actor (Angel on My Shoulder, Juarez), born in Lviv, Ukraine (d. 1967)

  • Sep 23 Miron Merzhanov, Soviet architect (d. 1975)
  • Sep 23 Johnny Mokan, American baseball player (d. 1985)
  • Sep 24 André F. Cournand, French physician and physiologist (Nobel 1956), born in Paris (d. 1988)
  • Sep 26 Fay Holden, British actress (Mother-Andy Hardy films), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1973)
  • Sep 26 Jürgen Stroop, SS General during World War II and commander of Nazi forces during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, born in Detmold, Germany (d. 1952)
  • Sep 27 Woolf Barnato, British financier and racing driver, born in Spencer House, London (d. 1948)
  • Sep 28 Charles Petrie, British historian known for his study of royalism and Jacobitism (If: A Jacobite Fantasy), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1977)
  • Sep 28 Dave Franklin, American composer (The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down), born in New York City (d. 1970)
  • Sep 28 Lawton Whitey Witt, outfielder (NY Yankees, 1922-25)
  • Sep 28 Wallace Harrison, American architect (Metropolitan Opera House, United Nations complex), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1981)
  • Sep 29 Joseph Banks Rhine, American parapsychologist (Extra-Sensory Perception), born in Waterloo, Pennsylvania (d. 1980)
  • Sep 29 Louise Granville, Australian entertainer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Sep 29 Roscoe Turner, American aviator and racer (d. 1970)
  • Sep 30 Lewis Milestone, Russian-born film director (d. 1980)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 8 Adam Opel, German automobile manufacturer (Adam Opel AG), dies at 58
  • Sep 10 Harrison Millard, American composer, dies at 64
  • Sep 14 Alfred Verwee, Flemish painter, dies at 57
  • Sep 15 Jan Kleczyński Sr., Polish pianist and composer, dies at 58
  • Sep 17 Auguste Toulet, Belgian balloonist, dies

Louis Pasteur

Sep 28 Louis Pasteur, French bacteriologist (invented pasteurization), dies at 72