On This Day

Historical Events in September 1899

  • Sep 4 8.3 earthquake shakes Yakutat Bay Alaska
  • Sep 6 Carnation processes its first can of evaporated milk
  • Sep 6 US minister of Foreign affairs John Hay publishes his "Open Through Note"
  • Sep 8 British government sends an additional 10,000 troops to Natal, South Africa

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Sep 9 French Capt Alfred Dreyfus sentenced on unjust grounds

Jewish Artillery Officer Alfred Dreyfus
Jewish Artillery Officer
Alfred Dreyfus
  • Sep 10 2nd quake in 7 days (8.6) hits Yakutat Bay, Alaska
  • Sep 13 Mackinder, Ollier and Brocherel make the first ascent of Batian (5,199m - 17,058 ft), the highest peak of Mount Kenya.
  • Sep 14 Henry Bliss becomes 1st automobile fatality in the US (NY)
  • Sep 15 US Open Men's Golf, Baltimore CC: Willie Smith wins by a comfortable 11 strokes from Scotsmen George Low & Val Fitzjohn and Bert Way of England
  • Sep 17 1st British troops leave Bombay for South Africa

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Sep 18 Scott Joplin granted copyright for his "Maple Leaf Rag", the most famous ragtime composition, by the US Copyright Office

Ragtime Composer Scott Joplin
Ragtime Composer
Scott Joplin
  • Sep 28 Transvaal mobilizes its army - leadup to Second Boer War