Historical Events in September 1847

  • Sep 8 US under General Scott defeat Mexicans at Battle of Molino del Rey
  • Sep 10 1st theater opens in Hawaii

Music History

Sep 11 1st singing of Stephen Foster's "Oh! Susanna" (in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

  • Sep 12 Mexican–American War: the Battle of Chapultepec begins
  • Sep 13 American-Mexican war: US General Winfield Scott captures Mexico City
  • Sep 14 US Marines under General Scott enter Mexico City (halls of Montezuma)

Historic Event

Sep 16 Shakespeare Birthplace Trust buys bard's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon