On This Day

September 1880 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 9 Rutherford B. Hayes visits San Franicsco

19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes
19th US President
Rutherford B. Hayes
  • Sep 10 Pierre de Brazza signs treaty with King Makoko of Congo
  • Sep 23 Jules Ferry forms French government
  • Sep 30 American amateur astronomer Henry Draper takes the 1st ever photograph of the Orion Nebula

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 4 Leo Bittermieux, Flemish missionary (Congo) (d. 1946)
  • Sep 6 Jean-Louis Pisuisse, Dutch night club performer (French governess), born in Flushing, Netherlands (d. 1927)
  • Sep 8 Roelof Kranenburg, Dutch social democratic chairman (1st Chamber), born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1956)

Person of interestH. L. Mencken

Sep 12 Henry Louis Mencken, American newspaperman and critic (Prejudices), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1956)

Journalist and Critic H. L. Mencken
Journalist and Critic
H. L. Mencken
  • Sep 14 Paul Fechter, German writer (Der Zauberer Gottes), born in Elbing, West Prussia (d. 1958)
  • Sep 14 Benjamin (Fedchenkov), Bishop of the Russian Church and Orthodox missionary, born in Russian Empire (d. 1961)
  • Sep 16 Alfred Noyes, British poet and essayist (Loom of Years, Highwayman), born in Wolverhampton, England (d. 1958)
  • Sep 20 Louise Peete, American convicted serial killer, born in Bienville, Louisiana (d. 1947)
  • Sep 22 Asser B Kleerekoper, journalist/2nd-Member of parliament (SDAP)
  • Sep 22 Dame Christabel Pankhurst, English suffragist (d. 1958)
  • Sep 23 John Boyd Orr, nutritionist, UN's FAO (Nobel 1949)
  • Sep 28 Ralph Edward Flanders, Barnet VT, (Sen-VT)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 1 Antoon Jurgens, margarine maker, dies at 75
  • Sep 20 Donald McKay, Canadian-American naval architect (built fastest clipper ships), dies at 70