September 1872 in History

Events in History

Event of Interest

Sep 10 Karl Marx speaks in Amsterdam

  • Sep 14 Britain pays US$15½m for damages during Civil War
  • Sep 17 Phillip W. Pratt patents his sprinkler system for extinguishing fires
  • Sep 18 King Oscar II accedes to the throne of Sweden-Norway
  • Sep 21 John Henry Conyers of South Carolina becomes first black student at Annapolis
  • Sep 24 Franz Grillparzer's "Ein Bruderzwist in Habsburg" premieres in Vienna
  • Sep 26 The first Shriners Temple (called Mecca) was established in New York City.
  • Sep 28 "3 Fingers" Ranald Mackenzie destroys Kwahadi-Commanche village, Texas, killing 23 men and taking 120 women and children prisoner
  • Sep 29 Kiowa-chief Lone Wolf captures Satanta & Big Tree

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 9 Delilah Beasley, American author and the 1st Black female newspaper columnist (Oakland Tribune, The Negro Trail-Blazers of California), bornin Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1934)
  • Sep 20 Maurice Gamelin, French Army officer (World War I - First Battle of the Marne; World War II - failure to stop German assault on France), born in Paris, France (d. 1958)
  • Sep 25 Charles Blake Cochran, English theatrical manager and impresario, born in Sussex, England (d. 1951)
  • Sep 26 Ottokar Czernin, Austro-Hungarian diplomat (Imperial Foreign Minister of Austria-Hungary) and politician, born in Dimokur, Austria-Hungary (d. 1932)
  • Sep 28 Tom Terriss, English director (His Buddy's Wife, Sumuru), born in London, England (d. 1964)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 2 N. F. S. Grundtvig, Danish writer and philosopher, dies at 88
  • Sep 13 Ludwig Feuerbach, German philosopher who influenced Karl Marx (The Essence of Christianity), dies at 68
  • Sep 18 Charles XV, King of Sweden and Norway (1859-72), dies at 46
  • Sep 22 Vladimir Dal, Russian lexicographer (Explanatory Dictionary of the Living Great Russian Language), dies at 70