On This Day

Historical Events in September 1853

  • Sep 11 1st electric telegraph used - Merchant's Exchange, San Francisco to Pt Lobos, California
  • Sep 15 Antoinette Blackwell is the first US woman to be ordained a minister

Sports History

Sep 24 1st round-the-world trip by yacht (Cornelius Vanderbilt)

  • Sep 24 France annexes New Caledonia
  • Sep 24 Northern Daily Times, 1st provincial daily newspaper, starts in London
  • Sep 29 Emigrant ship "Annie Jane" sinks off Scotland, drowning 348