September 1901 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 Construction begins on NY Stock Exchange

Event of Interest

Sep 2 Theodore Roosevelt advises "Speak softly & carry a big stick"

Event of Interest

Sep 3 Boer General Jan Smuts enters Kiba Drift in Cape Colony

Event of Interest

Sep 6 US President William McKinley is shot by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist, while visiting the Pan-American Exposition in New York

  • Sep 7 Peace of Peking - Ends Boxer Rebellion in China
  • Sep 12 Arabs attack Gedara Palestine
  • Sep 14 Theodore Roosevelt is sworn in as the youngest man to serve as US President, after William McKinley finally dies after an anarchist shoots him in Buffalo
  • Sep 16 Alturas, California, is incorporated as the only city in Modoc County.

Event of Interest

Sep 16 French painter Paul Gauguin settles in Atuona in the Marquesas Islands

  • Sep 17 Battle at Elands River Port: Boer General Jan Smuts destroys British 17th Lancers unit

Victory in Battle

Sep 17 Battle of Blood River Port: Boer commandos led by Louis Botha defeat a British Mounted Infantry force commanded by Major Hubert Gough

  • Sep 26 Boer General Botha fails to capture Fort Itala in Natal
  • Sep 26 Great Britain annexes the Ashanti Kingdom and places it under the governor of the Gold Coast (Ghana)
  • Sep 28 Guerrilla's assault unarmed US soldiers at breakfast in Balangiga ,Philippines, 44 killed; the abandoned town is burned in retalliation

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 2 Andreas Embirikos, Greek surrealist poet (d. 1975)
  • Sep 4 Paul Osborn, American playwright (Mornings at 7), born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 1988)

William LyonsWilliam Lyons (1901-1985)

Sep 4 British industrialist and automobile manufacturer (Jaguar cars), born in Blackpool, Lancashire

  • Sep 6 John Erik Jonsson, American businessman and Mayor of Dallas, born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • Sep 8 Hendrik Verwoerd, South African Prime Minister (1958-66) who was assassinated in 1966, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1966)
  • Sep 15 Sir Donald Bailey, British engineer (d. 1985)
  • Sep 17 Francis Chichester, English aviator and sailor (Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire), born in Barnstaple, Devon, England (d. 1972)
  • Sep 22 Charles Huggins, American-Canadian physician and cancer researcher (1966 Nobel Prize), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia (d. 1997)
  • Sep 22 Nadezhda Alliluyeva, Russian woman who was the 2nd wife of Joseph Stalin, born in Baku, Russian Empire (d. 1932)
  • Sep 23 Adriaan Pitlo, Dutch lawyer, born in Antwerp (d. 1987)
  • Sep 23 Jaroslav Seifert, Czech poet (Nobel Prize for Literature 1984), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1986) [1]
  • Sep 28 Kurt Otto Friedrichs, German-American mathematician, and educator (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences), born in Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, German Empire (d. 1982)

Enrico FermiEnrico Fermi (1901-1954)

Sep 29 Italian-American nuclear physicist, gone fission, fermium (Nobel Prize 1938), born in Rome, Italy

  • Sep 29 Lanza del Vasto, Italian philosopher and activist (d. 1981)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 5 Ignacij Klemenčič, Slovenian physicist (b. 1853)
  • Sep 8 Johannes von Miquel, German politician (Vice President Kingdom of Prussia 1897-1901), dies at 73
  • Sep 9 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French painter and printmaker (At the Moulin Rouge), dies from the effects of alcoholism and syphilis at 36
  • Sep 9 Willem van Goltstein van Oldenaller, Dutch minister of Colonies dies at 70

William McKinleyWilliam McKinley (1843-1901)

Sep 14 25th US President (Republican: 1897-1901), dies in Buffalo at 58, after being shot 8 days earlier by anarchist Leon Czolgosz

  • Sep 25 Arthur Fremantle, British general and American Civil War observer (b. 1835)