On This Day

Events in History in September 1860

  • Sep 7 Excursion steamer "Lady Elgin" drowns 340 in Lake Michigan
  • Sep 8 Loss of paddle steamer "Lady Elgin" on Lake Michigan approximately 300 people drowned
  • Sep 20 First British royalty to visit US, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII)
  • Sep 21 In the Second Opium War, an Anglo-French force defeats Chinese troops at the Battle of Baliqiao