On This Day

September 1844 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 5 Iron ore discovered in Minnesota's Mesabi Mountains
  • Sep 28 Oscar I of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Sweden

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 10 Abel Hoadley, Australian confectioner (Violet Crumble), born in East Sussex, England (d. 1918)
  • Sep 20 William H. Illingworth, English-American photographer, born in Leeds, England (d. 1893)
  • Sep 28 Robert Stout, Prime Minister of New Zealand (1884-87), born in Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland (d. 1930)

Weddings in History

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 29 New York Politician Boss Tweed (21) weds Mary Jane C. Skaden

Politician and Businessman Boss Tweed
Politician and Businessman
Boss Tweed

Deaths in History

  • Sep 23 Alexander von Benckendorff, Russian general and statesman (b. 1783)
  • Sep 27 Charles Nodier, French writer (History du chien the Brisquet), dies at 63
  • Sep 28 Pyotr Aleksandrovich Tolstoy, Russian general and statesman (b. 1769)