Historical Events in September 1869

  • Sep 6 1st westbound train arrives in San Francisco
  • Sep 6 Mine fire kills 110 at Avondale, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 10 Baptist minister supposedly invents rickshaw in Yokohama, Japan
  • Sep 13 Jay Gould & James Fisk attempt to control US gold market
  • Sep 16 British Open Golf, Prestwick GC: At just 18 years of age, Tom Morris Jr. retains his title; beats fellow Scot Bob Kirk by 11 strokes

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Sep 22 Richard Wagner's opera "Rhine Gold" premieres in Munich

Composer Richard Wagner
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Richard Wagner
  • Sep 24 Black Friday; Wall St panic after Gould & Fisk attempt to corner gold