Historical Events in September 1868

  • Sep 8 New York Athletic Club forms
  • Sep 22 Race riots in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Sep 23 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Tom Morris Jr. beats his father, Tom Morris Sr. by 3 strokes; at 17 young Morris remains youngest Open champion
  • Sep 23 Grito de Lares proclaims Puerto Rico's independence (crushed by Spain)
  • Sep 25 The Imperial Russian steam frigate Alexander Nevski shipwrecks off Jutland while carrying Grand Duke Alexei of Russia
  • Sep 28 Battle of Alcolea, causes Queen Isabella II of Spain to flee to France
  • Sep 28 Opelousas Massacre at St Landry Parish, Louisiana (200 blacks killed)
  • Sep 30 Spain's Queen Isabella is deposed, flees to France