On This Day

September 1846 in History

Events in History


InventionHistoric Invention

Sep 10 Elias Howe takes out a US patent for a lockstitch sewing machine

Inventor Elias Howe
Inventor
Elias Howe
  • Sep 15 Jung Bahadur Rana grabs power in Nepal

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 18 Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning exchange their last letters before they move to Italy

  • Sep 23 Johann Gottfried Galle & Heinrich d'Arrest find Neptune
  • Sep 25 US troops under General Zachery Taylor occupy Monterey, Mexico, during Mexican-American War
  • 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 and urban designer (built skyscrapers), born in Henderson, New York (d. 1912)
  • 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), born in Weimar, Germany (d. 1915)
  • 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


LoveWedding 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)
  • Sep 26 Thomas Clarkson, English abolitionist (Negro Emancipation), dies at 86