On This Day

Birthdays in History in September 1862

  • Sep 1 Adolphe Appia, Swiss set designer/theorist

Person of interestO. Henry

Sep 11 O. Henry [William Sydney Porter], American short story writer (Cabbages and Kings), born in Greensboro, North Carolina (d. 1910)

Short Story Writer O. Henry
Short Story Writer
O. Henry
  • Sep 11 Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy, British army officer, born in Wrotham Park, Hertfordshire, England (d. 1935)
  • Sep 11 Hawley Harvey Crippen [Dr Crippen], American homeopath and first killer to be caught with the aid of wireless telegraphy, born in Coldwater, Michigan (d. 1910)
  • Sep 13 Dirk Bos, Dutch Liberal 2nd Member of Parliament, born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1916)
  • Sep 21 James E. Talmage, English religious leader (LDS Church apostle), born in Hungerford, Berkshire, England (d. 1933)
  • Sep 25 Billy Hughes, 7th Prime Minister of Australia (Labor, Nationalist: 1915-23), born in London (d. 1952)

Person of interestLouis Botha

Sep 27 Louis Botha, 1st Prime Minister of South Africa (1910-19), born in Greytown, South Africa (d. 1919)

1st Prime Minister of South Africa Louis Botha
1st Prime Minister of South Africa
Louis Botha