On This Day

Deaths in History in September 1914

  • Sep 1 Martha, last known passenger pigeon, dies at Cincinnati Zoo (Cincinnati, Ohio)
  • Sep 5 Charles Péguy, French poet, essayist and editor (b. 1873)
  • Sep 7 Lord O'Brien, British nobleman, dies at 73
  • Sep 8 William E Darwin, British son of Charles Darwin, dies at 74
  • Sep 15 Jacobus Herculas de la Rey, Boer leader in the South African War (1899–1902), dies at 66
  • Sep 16 James Edward Sullivan, American sports official and founder (Amateur Athletic Union), dies at 51
  • Sep 22 Alain-Fournier, French writer (Le Grand Meaulnes), dies in battle at 27
  • Sep 25 Alfred Lichtenstein, German writer, dies at 25
  • Sep 25 Jan B Stobbaerts, Flemish painter, dies at 76
  • Sep 28 Richard Warren Sears, US businessman (Sears, Roebuck and Company), dies at 50
  • Sep 28 Þorsteinn Erlingsson, Icelandic poet (Pyrnar), dies at 56