September 1858 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 1st transatlantic cable fails after less than 1 month

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 8 Abraham Lincoln supposedly says in a speech "You may fool all the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all the time; but you can’t fool all of the people all the time"

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • Sep 10 John Holden hits 1st recorded HR (Bkln vs NY)
  • Sep 10 George Mary Searle discovers the asteroid 55 Pandora
  • Sep 13 Hamburg-US ship Austria catches fire & sinks, 471 die
  • Sep 16 1st overland mail for California
  • Sep 28 Donati's comet becomes 1st to be photographed

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 9 Benjamin Kidel, English Sudan (Control of the Tropics)
  • Sep 12 Fernand Khnopff, Belgian painter and sculptor, born in Grembergen, Dendermonde, Belgium (d. 1921)
  • Sep 15 Charles E Vicomte de Foucauld, French explorer/hermit

Person of interestBonar Law

Sep 16 Andrew Bonar Law, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1922-23), born in Kingston, Colony of New Brunswick (now Canada)

British Prime Minister Bonar Law
British Prime Minister
Bonar Law
  • Sep 24 Eugene Foss, 45th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1939)
  • Sep 27 Giuseppe Peano, Italian mathematician, founder of symbolic logic
  • Sep 27 Porsteinn Erlingsson, Iceland, poet (Pyrnar)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 5 Moritz G, [Moses] Saphir, Hungarian journalist, dies at 63

Person of interestDred Scott

Sep 17 Dred Scott, US ex-slave who sought to sue for his freedom, dies of tuberculosis at 62 or 63

US Slave Dred Scott
US Slave
Dred Scott