September 1847 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 8 US under Gen Scott defeat Mexicans at Battle of Molino del Rey
  • Sep 10 1st theater opens in Hawaii

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 11 1st singing of Stephen Foster's "Susanna" (in Pittsburgh)

Father of American Music Stephen Foster
Father of American Music
Stephen Foster
  • Sep 12 Mexican-American War: the Battle of Chapultepec begins.
  • Sep 13 American-Mexican war: US General Winfield Scott captures Mexico City
  • Sep 14 US Marines under General Scott enter Mexico City (halls of Montezuma)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 16 Shakespeare Birthplace Trust buys bard's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 2 Roger Wolcott, 39th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1900)

Person of interestJesse James

Sep 5 Jesse James, American outlaw, son of a clergyman, born in Kearney, Missouri (d. 1882)

Outlaw Jesse James
Jesse James
  • Sep 14 William Edward Ayrton, English Physicist and Inventor, born in London, England
  • Sep 20 Sergei G Netsjajev, Russian nihilist (Catechism Revolutionary)
  • Sep 30 Wilhelmina E Drucker, [Lensing], Dutch feminist

Deaths in History

  • Sep 13 Nicolas Oudinot, French marshal (b. 1767)
  • Sep 23 Henri de Mérode, Belgium revolutionary (Souvenirs), dies at 65)