What Happened in September 1896

Historical Events

  • Sep 7 A H Whiting wins 1st automobile race held on a closed-circuit track in Cranston, RI

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 21 British General Kitchener's army occupies Dongola, Sudan

General and Secretary of War Horatio Kitchener
General and Secretary of War
Horatio Kitchener

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 22 Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather King George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history.

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Indian guru, founder of International Society for Krishna Consciousness, born in Calcutta, British India (d. 1977)
  • Sep 4 Antonin Artaud, Marseilles France, songwriter/dir (Theatre Seraphin)
  • Sep 6 Frutuoso de Lima Viana, composer
  • Sep 6 Mario Praz, Italian literary critic and scholar (La carne, la morte, e il diavolo), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1982)
  • Sep 6 Vladimir Nikitich Kashperov, composer
  • Sep 8 Howard Dietz, American lyricist and librettist (d. 1983)
  • Sep 9 Fritz Reutter, German composer (d. 1963)
  • Sep 10 Ye Ting, Chinese military leader (d. 1946)
  • Sep 10 Adele Astaire [Lady Charles Cavendish], American dancer and entertainer, sister of Fred Astaire (Last Man on Earth, Millie), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1981)
  • Sep 10 Robert Taschereau, Canadian judge and politician (d. 1970)
  • Sep 12 Giuseppe Zoppi, Swiss writer (Il Libro Dell'Alpe), born in Broglio, Switzerland (d. 1952)
  • Sep 13 Morris Kirksey, American 4 X 100m (Olympic gold 1920)
  • Sep 13 Tadeusz Szeligowski, Polish composer (The Peacock and the Girl), born in L'vov, Ukraine (d. 1963)
  • Sep 16 Andre Cheron, French chess/bridge theorist
  • Sep 17 Denise Grey [Jeanne Marie Laurentine Edouardine Verthuy], Italian actress (Julietta), born in Chatillon, Valle d'Aosta, Italy (d. 1996)
  • Sep 20 Fjodor I Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga) [NS=Oct 2]
  • Sep 22 Henry Segrave, British racing driver (d. 1930)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 24 F. Scott Fitzgerald, American author (Great Gatsby, Zelda), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 1940)

  • Sep 25 Elsa Triolet [Ella Kagan], Russian-French writer and Resistance fighter, born in Moscow (d. 1970)
  • Sep 25 Roberto Gerhard, composer
  • Sep 25 Sandro Pertini, president Italy
  • Sep 27 George Bender, (Rep/Sen-R-Oh), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Sep 27 Sam Ervin, (Sen-D-NC), Watergate committee chairman (d. 1985)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 1 Johannes Habert, composer, dies at 62
  • Sep 2 Nat Thomson, Australian cricketer (b. 1839)
  • Sep 11 Francis James Child, American ballad collector (b. 1825)
  • Sep 16 Carlos Gomez, composer, dies at 60
  • Sep 18 Armand-Hippolyte-Louis Fizeau, physicist, dies
  • Sep 20 Gottfried Conradi, composer, dies at 76
  • Sep 23 Ivar A Aasen, Norwegian linguistic/poet, dies at 83
  • Sep 23 Louis-Gilbert Duprez, composer, dies at 89
  • Sep 24 Percy McDonnell, Australian cricketer (19 Tests 1880-88, 3 centuries), dies a 35
  • Sep 24 Louis De Geer, 1st Swedish Prime Minister (b. 1818)