September 1838 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 3 Frederick Douglass escapes from slavery disguised as a sailor

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Abolitionist
Frederick Douglass
  • Sep 5 Central Museum opens in Utrecht Netherlands
  • Sep 18 Anti-Corn Law League established by Richard Cobden
  • Sep 19 Ephraim Morris patents railroad brake
  • Sep 24 Anti-Corn-Law League forms to repeal English Corn Law

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 2 Liliuokalani [Lydia Kamakaʻeha], last queen of Hawaii (1891-93), born in Honolulu, Oʻahu, Kingdom of Hawaii (d. 1917)
  • Sep 6 Samuel Arnold, Lincoln conspirator, born in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. (d. 1906)
  • Sep 11 John Ireland, Irish-American archbishop of St Paul (1888-1918), born in Burnchurch, Ireland (d. 1918)
  • Sep 14 John Pelham, Major (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • Sep 16 James J. Hill, Canadian-American railroad entrepreneur (Great Northern Railroad), born in Eramosa Township, Ontario (d. 1916)
  • Sep 18 Anton Mauve, painter/graphic artist/cousin of Vincent Van Gogh

Person of interestVictoria Woodhull

Sep 23 Victoria Woodhull, American civil rights activist (1872 presidential candidate, woman's suffrage movement), born in Homer, Ohio (d. 1927)

Civil Rights Activist Victoria Woodhull
Civil Rights Activist
Victoria Woodhull
  • Sep 27 Antony E J Modderman, Dutch minister of Justice (1879-83)
  • Sep 29 Henry Hobson Richardson, St James LA, Romanesque revival architect

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 14 Newly escaped slave Frederick Douglass marries free woman Anne Murray in New York

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Abolitionist
Frederick Douglass

Deaths in History


Person of interestWilliam Clark

Sep 1 William Clark, American explorer, soldier, Indian agent and territorial governor who lead the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804-06 and claimed the Pacific Northwest for the United States, dies at 68

Explorer and Leader of Lewis and Clark Expedition William Clark
Explorer and Leader of Lewis and Clark Expedition
William Clark
  • Sep 5 Charles Percier, French architect, dies at 74