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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 19 Talks begin to set up a football club in Ottawa
  • Sep 20 Ottawa Football Club forms
  • 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 and writer (d. 1938)
  • Sep 13 Sherwood Anderson, Winesburg, Ohio, author/publisher (Winesburg)
  • Sep 15 Frank E Gannett, newspaper publisher (Gannett), born in Rochester, New York
  • Sep 15 Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Indian novelist (d. 1938)
  • Sep 18 Milan Rakic, Serbian poet (Pesme)
  • Sep 18 James Scullin, 9th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1953)
  • Sep 22 André Tardieu, Prime Minister of France (d. 1945)
  • Sep 26 Edith Abbott, dean (University of Chicago Social Sciences)

Weddings in History

HeartWedding 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 25 Adolf Glassbrenner, German satirical writer, dies at 66
  • Sep 27 Braxton Bragg, American Confederate general (b. 1817)