On This Day

Historical Events in September 1839

  • Sep 2 Salon of Varietes opens in Amsterdam
  • Sep 5 The First Opium War begins in China

Trail of Tears

Sep 6 Cherokee Nation unites and ratifies constitution at Tahlequah, Oklahoma

  • Sep 6 Great fire in New York
  • Sep 9 English scientist and astronomer John Herschel takes 1st glass plate photograph
  • Sep 11 1st Canadian track & field meet held (Caer Howell Grounds)
  • Sep 20 1st railroad in Netherland opens (Amsterdam-Haarlem)
  • Sep 28 British Association expedition to Antarctica ships Erebus and Terror set sail from England, to attempt to locate magnetic South Pole