On This Day

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 and son of a clergyman, born in Kearney, Missouri (d. 1882)

Outlaw Jesse James
Outlaw
Jesse James
  • Sep 14 William Edward Ayrton, English Physicist and Inventor, born in London, England (d. 1908)
  • Sep 20 Sergey Nechayev, Russian Nihilist (Catechism Revolutionary), born in Ivanovo, Russia (d. 1882)
  • Sep 30 Wilhelmina E Drucker [Lensing], Dutch feminist

Deaths in History

  • Sep 13 Nicolas Oudinot, French marshal, dies at 81
  • Sep 23 Henri de Mérode, Belgian revolutionary (Souvenirs), dies at 65)