On This Day

Historical Events in September 1892

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 7 James Corbett KOs 4 to 1 favourite and defending champion John L. Sullivan in 21 rounds at the Olympic Club, New Orleans for world heavyweight boxing title; Sullivan's only defeat and his last fight

Heavyweight Boxing Champion John L. Sullivan
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
John L. Sullivan
  • Sep 8 1st appearance of "Pledge of Allegiance" (Youth's Companion)
  • Sep 9 E. E. Barnard at Lick discovers Amalthea, 5th Jupiter moon
  • Sep 16 Amsterdam swimming club renamed "The Y"
  • Sep 23 British Open Men's Golf, Muirfield: Harold Hilton wins by 3 shots from amateur John Ball, Sandy Herd & Hugh Kirkaldy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 26 1st public appearance of John Philip Sousa's band (NJ)

  • Sep 27 Book matches are patented by Diamond Match Company
  • Sep 28 1st night football game played (Mansfield Pa)