September 1871 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 7 Bay of Biscay: British warship HMS Captain capsizes, 500 killed
  • Sep 17 Mont Cenis railway tunnel Switzerland opens
  • Sep 20 Bishop John Coleridge Patteson martyred on the island of Nukapu, a Polynesian outlier island now in the Temotu province of the Solomon Islands. He was the first bishop of Melanesia.

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 1 J. Reuben Clark, Jr., American Undersecretary of State (d. 1961)
  • Sep 10 Charles Collett, British mechanical engineer (d. 1952)
  • Sep 12 Prince Friedrich Aloys Johannes Maria, Prince of Liechtenstein, Romania, born in Arad, Romania (d. 1959)
  • Sep 19 Fritz Schaudinn, German animal expert (examined syphilis)
  • Sep 21 Ernst Heldring, Dutch merchant/ship owner/financier
  • Sep 23 Frantisek Kupka, Czech writer
  • Sep 26 Winsor McCay, American cartoonist (d. 1934)
  • Sep 27 Grazia Deledda, Italian writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1936)
  • Sep 28 Pietro Badoglio, 41st Prime Minister of Italy (1943-44) and Italian General (1922-43), born in Grazzano Monferrato, Italy (d. 1956)
  • Sep 30 John Fabricius, Neth/English stageauthor (Ring of Prophet)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 7 Cowper Phipps Coles, English inventor (revolving gun turret), drowns at 51
  • Sep 7 Mehmed E Ali Pasja, Turkish statesman, dies
  • Sep 23 Alexander N Afanasjev, Russian story teller, dies at 45
  • Sep 25 Arvir A Afzelius, Swedish story teller, dies