On This Day

Historical Events in September 1838

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 3 Frederick Douglass escapes from slavery disguised as a sailor

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass
  • Sep 5 Central Museum opens in Utrecht Netherlands

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Sep 10 Hector Berlioz's opera "Benvenuto Cellini" premieres in Paris

Composer Hector Berlioz
Hector Berlioz
  • Sep 18 Anti-Corn Law League established in Great Britain by Richard Cobden
  • Sep 19 Ephraim Morris patents railroad brake
  • Sep 24 Anti-Corn-Law League forms to repeal English Corn Law