On This Day

September 1876 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 6 Race riot in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Sep 6 Southern Pacific line from Los Angeles to San Francisco completed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 7 Frank James and his gang are involved in a disastrous raid in Northfield, Minnesota, results in the death or capture of multiple gang members (Cole/Bob/Jim Younger arrested)

Outlaw Frank James
Outlaw
Frank James
  • Sep 12 King Leopold II opens Congo-conference

DiscoveryHistoric Expedition

Sep 14 Henry Morton Stanley's expedition leaves Rwanda

Journalist and Explorer Henry Morton Stanley
Journalist and Explorer
Henry Morton Stanley
  • Sep 14 Leopold II closes Congo-conference
  • Sep 17 Race riots in South Carolina
  • Sep 19 1st carpet sweeper patented (Melville Bissell of Grand Rapids, Mich)
  • Sep 23 Ottawa Rough Riders play their 1st game
  • Sep 26 1st Belgian parachute jump (Glorieux)

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 1 Harriet Shaw Weaver, English political activist (d. 1961)
  • Sep 5 Abdelaziz Thâalbi, Tunisian politician, born in Tunis, Tunisia (d. 1944)
  • Sep 5 Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, German field marshal, born in Landsberg am Lech, Germany (d. 1956)
  • Sep 6 John Macleod, Scottish-Canadian physiologist (Nobel 1923), born in Clunie, Dunkeld, Scotland (d. 1935)
  • Sep 6 Willem Adriaan Bonger, Dutch criminologist (Race & Crime), born in Amsterdam (d. 1940)
  • Sep 7 C. J. Dennis, Australian poet (The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke), born in Auburn, South Australia (d. 1938)
  • Sep 13 Sherwood Anderson, American author and publisher (Winesburg Ohio), born in Camden, Ohio (d. 1941)
  • Sep 15 Frank Gannett, American newspaper publisher (Gannett), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1957)
  • Sep 15 Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Indian Bengali novelist (Devdas), born in Debanandapur, Hooghly district, Bengal Presidency, India (d. 1938)
  • Sep 18 Milan Rakic, Serbian poet (Nove Pesme), born in Belgrade, Serbia (d. 1938)
  • Sep 18 James Scullin, Australian Labour Party politician and 9th Prime Minister of Australia, born in Trawalla, Victoria, Australia (d. 1953)
  • Sep 22 André Tardieu, Prime Minister of France (d. 1945)
  • Sep 26 Edith Abbott, American social worker and educator (University of Chicago Social Sciences), born in Grand Island, Nebraska (d. 1957)

Weddings in History


LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 27 Poet Frederic Mistral (46) weds Marie Louise Aimee Rivière

Provencal Poet Frederic Mistral
Provencal Poet
Frederic Mistral

Deaths in History

  • Sep 5 Manuel Blanco Encalada, first president of Chile (b. 1790)
  • Sep 9 American Horse, Sioux chief, dies in battle
  • Sep 12 Henry A. Wise, American lawyer and politician (33rd Governor of Virginia), dies at 69
  • Sep 25 Adolf Glassbrenner, German satirical writer, dies at 66
  • Sep 27 Braxton Bragg, American Confederate general (b. 1817)