On This Day

September 1851 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 15 Saint Joseph's University is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 18 New York Times starts publishing (2 cents a copy)
  • Sep 22 City of Des Moines, Iowa incorporated as Fort Des Moines

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 3 Olga Constantinovna of Russia, Queen consort of the Hellenes as the wife of King George I, born in Pavlovsk, Russian Empire (d. 1926)
  • Sep 4 John Dillon, Irish nationalist and British Lower house leader, born in Blackrock, Dublin (d. 1927)
  • Sep 7 Edward Asahel Birge, American pioneer in limnology, born in Troy, New York (d. 1950)
  • Sep 13 Walter Reed, U.S. Army physician and bacteriologist who proved mosquitoes transmit yellow fever, born in Belroi, Virginia (d. 1902)
  • Sep 16 Emilia Pardo Bazán, Spanish countess and writer (Pascual López: Autobiography of a Medical Student), born in La Coruña, Spain (d. 1921)
  • Sep 28 Henry Arthur Jones, English playwright (Judah), born in Grandborough, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1929)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 10 Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, American pioneer of educating the deaf, dies at 63
  • Sep 11 Sylvester Graham, American nutritionist and minister (Graham cracker) (b. 1794)

James Fenimore Cooper

Sep 14 James Fenimore Cooper, American author (Last of Mohicans), dies of dropsy at 61