September 1879 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 5 George Washington De Long, American Arctic Explorer, and commander on board the Jeannette, becomes trapped with his crew in pack ice during his attempt to reach the North Pole
  • Sep 19 The Blackpool Illuminations are switched on for the first time.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 20 Ulysses S. Grant and family go to SF for elaborate extended visit

Union General and US President Ulysses S. Grant
Union General and US President
Ulysses S. Grant
  • Sep 23 Baldwin steam motors tram 1st tried in Sydney Australia
  • Sep 23 Richard Rhodes invented a hearing aid called the Audiophone
  • Sep 28 Sydney Australia inaugurates steam motor tram route
  • Sep 29 NL owners meeting in Buffalo adopt reserve clause, giving each team exclusive rights to their players

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 2 An Jung-geun, Korean nationalist and assassin of Itō Hirobumi (d. 1910)
  • Sep 12 Fausto Agnelli, Swiss painter, born in Lugano, Switzerland (d. 1944)

Person of interestMargaret Sanger

Sep 14 Margaret Sanger, American nurse, birth control proponent and feminist, born in Corning, New York (d. 1966)

  • Sep 15 Joseph Lyons, 10th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1939)
  • Sep 17 Periyar E. V. Ramasamy, Indian Social reformer (d. 1973)
  • Sep 20 Victor Sjöström, Swedish director (Wind, Under the Red Robe), born in Årjäng, Värmland, Sweden (d. 1960)
  • Sep 25 Lope K. Santos, Filipino writer and Father of the Philippine National Language and Grammar, born in Pasig, Philippines (d. 1963)
  • Sep 26 Petko Todorov, Bulgarian writer (Fairy, Samodiva Fee), born in Elena, Bulgaria (d. 1916)
  • Sep 27 Hans Hahn, Austrian mathematician, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1934)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 14 Bernhard von Cotta, German geologist, dies at 70
  • Sep 17 Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, French architect (b. 1814)
  • Sep 28 Nathan C Meeker, American poet/writer, murdered