September 1875 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 A murder conviction effectively forces the violent Irish anti-owner coal miners, the "Molly Maguires", to disband
  • Sep 9 Lotta's Fountain (Kearny & Market) dedicated
  • Sep 29 US-Spanish relations decline in wake of Cuban rebellion

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 1 Edgar Rice Burroughs, American sci-fi author (Tarzan of Apes, Mars Saga)
  • Sep 3 Ferdinand Porsche, German automotive engineer (Volkswagen Beetle, Mercedes-Benz SS) and founder of the Porsche car company, born in Maffersdorf, Bohemia, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1951)

Person of interestJames Cash Penney

Sep 16 James Cash Penney, American department store founder (J C Penney), born in Hamilton, Missouri (d. 1971)

Department Store Founder James Cash Penney
Department Store Founder
James Cash Penney
  • Sep 18 Tomas Burgos, Chilean philanthropist (founder of Villa Lo Burgos), born in Osorno, Chile (d. 1945)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 28 Aleksei K. Tolstoi, Russian poet and writer, dies at 58 [OS]