On This Day

September 1860 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 8 Excursion steamer "Lady Elgin" sinks after being rammed in a storm on Lake Michigan drowning about 300. Largest loss of life on the Great Lakes.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 20 First British royalty to visit US, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII)

King of England Edward VII
King of England
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 M. Visvesvaraya, Indian civil engineer and statesman (19th Diwan of the Mysore Kingdom), born in Muddenahalli, Chikkaballapura, Kingdom of Mysore, born in (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, Brazil, poet (Meus oito anos), novelist and playwright (Camoes e o jau), dies at 21
  • Sep 18 Joseph Locke, English railway and civil engineer, dies at 55
  • 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