On This Day

September 1896 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 19 Beginning of the Bombay plague epidemic when Dr.Acacio Gabriel Viegas detects the first case in Mandvi. Goes on to spread and kill 12 million in India.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 21 British General Kitchener's army occupies Dongola, Sudan

General and Secretary of War Horatio Kitchener
General and Secretary of War
Horatio Kitchener

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 22 Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather King George III as the (then) longest reigning monarch in British history

Queen of the United Kingdom Queen Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Queen Victoria
King of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover George III
King of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover
George III

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 1 A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Indian guru, founder of International Society for Krishna Consciousness, born in Calcutta, British India (d. 1977)
  • Sep 6 Mario Praz, Italian literary critic and scholar (La carne, la morte, e il diavolo), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1982)
  • Sep 10 Ye Ting, Chinese military leader (d. 1946)
  • Sep 10 Robert Taschereau, Canadian judge and politician (d. 1970)
  • Sep 12 Giuseppe Zoppi, Swiss writer (Il Libro Dell'Alpe), born in Broglio, Switzerland (d. 1952)
  • Sep 20 Fjodor Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga), born in Pavlovka, Russia (d. 1960) [NS=Oct 2]

Person of interestF. Scott Fitzgerald

Sep 24 F. Scott Fitzgerald, American author (Great Gatsby, Zelda), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 1940)

  • Sep 25 Elsa Triolet [Ella Kagan], Russian-French writer and Resistance fighter, born in Moscow (d. 1970)
  • Sep 25 Sandro Pertini, 7th President of Italy (1978-85), born in Rome (d. 1990)
  • Sep 27 Sam Ervin, American politician (U.S. Senator from North Carolina) and Watergate committee chairman, born in Morganton, North Carolina (d. 1985)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 11 Francis James Child, American ballad collector (b. 1825)
  • Sep 18 Armand-Hippolyte-Louis Fizeau, French physicist, dies at 75
  • Sep 23 Ivar A Aasen, Norwegian linguistic/poet, dies at 83
  • Sep 24 Louis Gerhard De Geer, 1st Swedish Prime Minister (1876-80), dies at 78