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, American missionary and educator (taught reading through phonetics), born in Benton Pennsylvania (d. 1970)
  • Sep 17 Bastiaan de Gaay Fortman, Dutch historian and Justice of Curacao, born in Amsterdam (d. 1961)

Maxwell PerkinsMaxwell Perkins (1884-1947)

Sep 20 American editor and publisher for Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Wolfe, born in NYC, New York

  • Sep 24 Hugo Schmeisser, German inventor and weapons designer, born in Jena, Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, German Empire (d. 1953)
  • Sep 25 John Howard Lawson, American scriptwriter and playwright (Blockade, Algiers, Sahara), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • Sep 25 Kees Boeke, Dutch reformist educator (Cosmic View), born in Alkmaar, Netherlands (d. 1966)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 20 Leopold Fitzinger, Austrian zoologist, dies at 82