September 1846 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 10 Elias Howe takes out a US patent for a lockstich sewing machine
  • Sep 15 Jung Bahadur Rana grabs power in Nepal

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 18 Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning exchange last letters before eloping

  • Sep 23 Johann Gottfried Galle & Heinrich d'Arrest find Neptune
  • Sep 25 US troops under Gen Taylor occupies Monterey Mexico
  • Sep 30 Anesthetic ether used for 1st time by American dentist Dr William Morton who extracts a tooth

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 4 Daniel Burnham, American architect/built skyscrapers
  • Sep 5 John W Cromwell, American lawyer and civil right activist (American Negro Academy), born in Portsmouth, Virginia (d. 1927)
  • Sep 13 Richard Kiepert, German cartographer (Africa)
  • Sep 25 Wladimir Köppen [Vladimir Köppen], German Meteorologist and Climatologist who mapped and classified the climatic regions of the world (Köppen climate classification system), born in St. Petersburg, Russia

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 12 Poet and playwright Robert Browning (34) weds fellow poet Elizabeth Barrett (40) at Marylebone Church in London

Deaths in History

  • Sep 23 John Ainsworth Horrocks, English-born explorer of South Australia (b. 1818)