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 in 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, Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Great Western Railway (1922-41) (d. 1952)
  • Sep 12 Prince Friedrich Aloys Johannes Maria, Prince of Liechtenstein, Romania, born in Arad, Romania (d. 1959)
  • Sep 19 Fritz Schaudinn, German zoologist (examined syphilis), born in Röseningken, East Prussia (d. 1906)
  • Sep 21 Ernst Heldring, Dutch ship owner and financier, born in Amsterdam (d. 1954)
  • Sep 23 Frantisek Kupka, Czech pioneering abstract artist, born in Opočno, Austria-Hungary (d. 1957)
  • Sep 26 Winsor McCay, American cartoonist (Little Nemo), born in Spring Lake, Michigan (d. 1934)
  • Sep 27 Grazia Deledda, Italian author (Nobel 1926), born in Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy (d. 1936)

Pietro BadoglioPietro Badoglio (1871-1956)

Sep 28 41st Prime Minister of Italy (1943-44) and Italian General (1922-43), born in Grazzano Monferrato, Italy

  • Sep 30 Jan Fabricius, Dutch-English playwright (Dolle Hans), born in Assen, Netherlands (d. 1964)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 2 Arvid August Afzelius, Swedish poet and historian, dies at 85
  • Sep 7 Cowper Phipps Coles, English inventor (revolving gun turret), drowns at 51
  • Sep 7 Mehmed Ali Pasha, Turkish marshal and statesman, dies fighting in Albania at 50
  • Sep 23 Alexander N. Afanasjev, Russian story teller, dies at 45