On This Day

What Happened on September 16, 1920

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


USAWall Street Bombing

The "Wall Street bombing" occurs at 12:01 when a horse-drawn wagon explodes on Wall Street, New York, killing 38 and injuring 143
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Aftermath of the attack on Wall Street, September 16, 1920
Aftermath of the attack on Wall Street, September 16, 1920

Famous Birthdays

  • Franco Pandolfini, Italian water polo (Olympic gold 1948)
  • Hannie Schaft, Dutch communist resistance fighter known as the "Girl with red hair", born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1945)
  • Sheila Quinn, British nurse and adviser (British Red Cross), born in Blackpool, England (d. 2016)

Famous Deaths

  • Daniel Andersson, Swedish poet/writer (Polar History), dies at 32