September 1856 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 2 Tianjing's struggle Incident in Nanjing, China.
  • Sep 14 Battle of San Jacinto at Hacienda San Jacinto, Nicaraguan forces defeat American filibusters

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 1 Sergei Winogradsky, Russian scientist (d. 1953)
  • Sep 2 Yang Hsiu-ch'ing, commander in chief of Taiping Rebellion

Person of interestLouis Sullivan

Sep 3 Louis Sullivan, American architect (father of skyscrapers), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1926)

Architect and Father of Skyscrapers Louis Sullivan
Architect and Father of Skyscrapers
Louis Sullivan
  • Sep 23 William Archer, Scotland, writer (Green Goddess)
  • Sep 28 Edward Herbert Thompson, American diplomat and archaeologist (Mayan civilization), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1935)
  • Sep 28 Kate Douglas Wiggin, American author (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1923)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 24 Henry, 1st viscount Hardinge of Lahore, gov-gen of India, dies