September 1891 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 3 Cotton pickers organize union & stage strike in Texas
  • Sep 3 John Stephens Durham named US minister to Haiti
  • Sep 7 Forces of British administrator Captain Frederick Lugard reache Kavalli, Equatoria
  • Sep 11 The Jewish Colonization Association is established by Baron Maurice de Hirsch
  • Sep 14 "Empire State Express" train goes from NYC to East Buffalo, a distance of 436 miles, in a record 7H6M
  • Sep 18 Harriet Maxwell Converse is 1st white woman to become an Indian chief
  • Sep 23 Vocational school Troop College, later California Institute of Technology (CalTech) established in Pasadena, California

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 3 Bessie [Annie Elizabeth] Delany, American dentist and civil rights pioneer, born in Raleigh, North Carolina (d. 1995)
  • Sep 11 William Thomas Walsh, American author (Isabella of Spain), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 1949)
  • Sep 12 Pedro Albizu Campos, Advocate for Puerto Rican independence, born in Ponce, Puerto Rico (d. 1965)
  • Sep 14 Ivan Vinogradov, Russian mathematician (analytic number theory), born in Velikoluksky District, Russian Empire (d. 1983)

Karl Dönitz (1891-1980)

Sep 16 German naval admiral and last leader of Nazi Germany, born in Grünau, German Empire

  • Sep 16 Stephanie von Hohenlohe, Austrian-German princess by her marriage to the diplomat Prince Friedrich Franz von Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst and spy, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1972)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 7 Lorenzo Sawyer, 9th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California, dies at 71
  • Sep 9 Jules Grévy, 2nd President of the French Third Republic, dies at 84
  • Sep 11 Antero Tarquínio de Quental, Portuguese poet (Beatrice), dies at 49
  • Sep 11 Théodule-Augustin Ribot, French realist painter (Breton Fishermen and Their Families), dies at 68
  • Sep 18 William Ferrel, American mathematician (b. 1817)
  • Sep 27 Ivan Goncharov, Russian novelist (Oblomov), dies at 79

Herman Melville (1819-1891)

Sep 28 American author (Moby-Dick, Billy Budd), dies at 72

  • Sep 30 Georges Boulanger, French general and politician, dies at 54