Historical Events in September 1848

  • Sep 6 National Black Convention meets in Cleveland
  • Sep 12 Switzerland becomes a Federal state
  • Sep 14 Alexander Stewart opens the 1st US department store, “The Marble Palace” in downtown New York City
  • Sep 16 Slavery abolished in all French territories
  • Sep 18 Baseball rules 1st baseman can tag base for out instead of runner
  • Sep 19 Hyperion, moon of Saturn, discovered by Bond (US) & Lassell (England)
  • Sep 20 The American Association for the Advancement of Science is created.
  • Sep 29 Battle of Pákozd: Hungarian forces defeat Croats at Pákozd; the first battle of the War of Independence