September 1884 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 4 Britain ends its policy of penal transportation to New South Wales in Australia.
  • Sep 10 Congressman John R. Lynch presides over Republican National Convention
  • Sep 20 6.2 mile Arlberg railroad tunnel completed in Austria
  • Sep 20 Equal Rights Party nominates female candidates for US President and Vice President
  • Sep 23 American Herman Hollerith patents his mechanical tabulating machine, the beginning of data processing
  • Sep 26 Suriname army shoots on British-Indian contract workers, 7 killed

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 2 Frank Laubach, Benton Pa, educator, taught reading through phonetics
  • Sep 17 Bastiaan de Gaay Fortman, Dutch historian/Justice of Curacao

Person of interestMaxwell Perkins

Sep 20 Maxwell Perkins, American editor and publisher, born in NYC, New York (d. 1947)

  • Sep 24 Hugo Schmeisser, German weapons designer (d. 1953)
  • Sep 25 Cornelis "Kees" Boeke, Dutch educationalist
  • Sep 25 John Howard Lawson, American scriptwriter and playwright (Blockade, Algiers, Sahara), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 20 Leopold Fitzinger, Austrian zoologist (b.1802)