Historical Events in September 1859

  • Sep 1 1st Pullman sleeping car in service
  • Sep 1 R C Carrington & R Hodgson make 1st observation of a solar flare
  • Sep 2 A solar super storm affects electrical telegraph service.
  • Sep 2 Gas lighting introduced to Hawaii

Historic Event

Sep 16 Lake Nyasa, which forms Malawi's boundary with Tanzania & Mozambique discovered by British explorer David Livingstone

Murder of Interest

Sep 17 James Donnelly is sentenced to hang for murdering Patrick Farrell, but a petition for clemency reduces his sentence to 7 years in Kingston Penitentiary

Historic Event

Sep 17 Joshua Abraham Norton, English-born resident of San Francisco, proclaims himself his Imperial Majesty Emperor Norton I, Emperor of the United States of America

  • Sep 20 George Simpson patents electric range
  • Sep 29 Great auroral display in US