September 1860 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 7 Excursion steamer "Lady Elgin" drowns 340 in Lake Michigan
  • Sep 8 Loss of paddle steamer "Lady Elgin" on Lake Michigan approximately 300 people drowned
  • Sep 20 First British royalty to visit US, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII)
  • Sep 21 In the Second Opium War, an Anglo-French force defeats Chinese troops at the Battle of Baliqiao

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 3 Edward A. Filene, American entrepreneur and philanthropist, born in Salem, Massachusetts (d. 1937)

Person of interestJane Addams

Sep 6 Jane Addams, American pacifist, social worker and feminist (Nobel 1931), born in Cedarville, Illinois (d. 1935)

Social Worker and Nobel Laureate Jane Addams
Social Worker and Nobel Laureate
Jane Addams

Person of interestGrandma Moses

Sep 7 Grandma Moses [Anna Maria], American primitive painter (Old Oaken Bucket), born in Greenwich, New York (d. 1961)

Primitive Painter Grandma Moses
Primitive Painter
Grandma Moses
  • Sep 7 Willem Hubert Nolens, Dutch priest and ambassador to Vatican, born in Venlo (d. 1931)

Person of interestJohn J. Pershing

Sep 13 John J. Pershing [Blackjack], American general and WWI commander, born in Laclede, Missouri (d. 1948)

US WW1 Commander John J. Pershing
US WW1 Commander
John J. Pershing
  • Sep 14 Hamlin Garland, American writer (Middle Border), born in West Salem, Wisconsin (d. 1940)
  • Sep 15 Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya, Indian engineer (d. 1962)
  • Sep 24 S. R. Crockett, Scottish novelist (The Stickit Minister), born in Duchrae, Balmaghie, Kirkcudbrightshire (d. 1914)
  • Sep 28 Paul Ulrich Villard, French chemist and physicist who discovered gamma rays, born in Saint-Germain-au-Mont-d'Or, France (d. 1934)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 3 Aleksey Stepanovich Khomyakov, Russian poet, dies at 56
  • Sep 18 Casimiro de Abreu, Brazilians poet (Primaveras), dies
  • Sep 18 Joseph Locke, railway engineer, dies
  • Sep 21 Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (b. 1788)
  • Sep 29 Chapin A. Harris, American dentist who founded the America Society of Dental Surgeons, dies at 54