On This Day

Historical Events in September 1849

  • Sep 1 California Constitutional Convention convenes in Monterey

Film & TV History

Sep 10 1st performance by American actor Edwin Booth (Richard III)

  • Sep 13 1st US prize fight fatality (Tom McCoy)

Historic Event

Sep 17 Harriet Tubman 1st escapes slavery in Maryland with two of her brothers

  • Sep 18 De Kempenae's Dutch government resigns
  • Sep 19 1st commercial laundry established, in Oakland, California
  • Sep 29 1st passenger train service to Peekskill, New York (New Haven Railroad)