September 1890 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 12 Cecil Rhodes' colonists found Fort Salisbury (now Harare, Zimbabwe)

British Businessman and Imperialist Politician Cecil Rhodes
British Businessman and Imperialist Politician
Cecil Rhodes
  • Sep 13 Cecil Rhodes' colonists hoist the Union Jack in Mashonaland & Salisbury
  • Sep 19 Turkish frigate "Ertogrul" burns off of Japan, kills 540
  • Sep 23 Ed Cartwright bats in 7 RBIs in 1 inning
  • Sep 24 The President of the Mormon Church Wilford Woodruff issues a manifesto advising members that the teaching and practice of polygamy should be abandoned
  • Sep 25 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Silver Blaze" (BG)
  • Sep 26 US stops minting $1 & $3 gold coin & 3 cent piece

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 5 Albert H Edelkoort, theologist (Zondebesef) (d. 1956)

Person of interestColonel Sanders

Sep 9 Colonel Harland Sanders, American founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, born in Henryville, Indiana (d. 1980)

Businessman and Restaurateur Colonel Sanders
Businessman and Restaurateur
Colonel Sanders
  • Sep 10 Franz Werfel, Austrian author (40 Days of Musa Dagh)

Person of interestElsa Schiaparelli

Sep 10 Elsa Schiaparelli, Italian fashion designer, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1973)

Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli
Fashion Designer
Elsa Schiaparelli

Person of interestAgatha Christie

Sep 15 Agatha Christie, English crime writer (Murder on Orient Express), born in Torquay, Devon (d. 1976)

Novelist Agatha Christie
Novelist
Agatha Christie
  • Sep 15 Claude McKaye, Jamaica/American author (Songs of Jamaica, Banjo)
  • Sep 20 Rachel Bluwstein, Hebrew poet, born in Saratov, Imperial Russia (d. 1931)
  • Sep 22 Ferdinand Gonseth, Swiss mathematician/philosopher
  • Sep 23 Friedrich Paulus, German field marshal who commanded the 6th Army at Stalingrad, born in Guxhagen, Germany (d. 1957)
  • Sep 24 A. P. Herbert, English journalist and writer (Punch, Helen), born in Ashtead, Surrey, England (d. 1971)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 3 Charles-A Chatrian, French writer (Waterloo), dies at 63
  • Sep 3 Willem Linnig The Younger, Flemish painter and graphic artist, dies at 48
  • Sep 16 Louis Le Prince, French artist and original inventor of the motion picture camera sometimes called "the father of cinematography," vanishes under suspicious circumstances at 49
  • Sep 22 Johanna D Courtmans-Berchmans, Flemish author (Rozeken Pot), dies at 79