September 1857 in history

September 1857 events chronologically

Sep 7 Mountain Meadows massacre: Mormon settlers slaughter most members of peaceful, emigrant wagon train
Sep 11 The Mountain Meadows massacre: Mormon settlers and Paiutes massacre 120 pioneers at Mountain Meadows, Utah
Sep 12 The SS Central America sinks about 160 miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, drowning a total of 426 passengers and crew, including Captain William Lewis Herndon. The ship was carrying 13–15 tons of gold from the California Gold Rush
Sep 20 The Indian Rebellion of 1857 ends with the recapture of Delhi by troops loyal to the East India Company
Sep 22 The Russian warship Lefort capsizes and sinks during a storm in the Gulf of Finland, killing all 826 aboard

Top 7 most famous people born in September 1857

Sep 8 Georg Michaelis Chancellor of Germany for a few months in 1917. He was the first non-noble to hold the office
Sep 10 James Edward Keeler an American astronomer.
Sep 12 George Hendrik Breitner a Dutch painter and photographer. An important figure in Amsterdam Impressionism, he is noted especially for his paintings of street scenes and harbours in a realistic style. He painted en plein air, and became interested in photography as a means of documenting street life and atmospheric effects – rainy weather in particular – as reference materials for his paintings
Sep 13 Milton S. Hershey an American confectioner, philanthropist, and founder of The Hershey Chocolate Company and the "company town" of Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Sep 15 William Howard Taft the 27th President of the United States and later the tenth Chief Justice of the United States. He is the only person to have served in both of these offices
Sep 17 Konstantin Tsiolkovsky a Russian and Soviet rocket scientist and pioneer of the astronautic theory, of Russian and Polish descent. Along with his followers, the German Hermann Oberth and the American Robert Goddard, he is considered to be one of the founding fathers of rocketry and astronautics. His works later inspired leading Soviet rocket engineers such as Sergey Korolyov and Valentin Glushko and contributed to the success of the Soviet space program
Sep 30 Hermann Sudermann a German dramatist and novelist.

Top 7 most famous people died in September 1857

Sep 2 Martin Lichtenstein a German physician, explorer, botanist and zoologist.
Sep 3 John McLoughlin a Chief Factor and Superintendent of the Columbia District of the Hudson's Bay Company at Fort Vancouver from 1824 to 1845. He was later known as the "Father of Oregon" for his role in assisting the American cause in the Oregon Country in the Pacific Northwest. In the late 1840s his general store in Oregon City was famous as the last stop on the Oregon Trail
Sep 5 Auguste Comte a French philosopher. He was a founder of the discipline of sociology and of the doctrine of positivism. He is sometimes regarded as the first philosopher of science in the modern sense of the term
Sep 18 Karol Kurpiński a Polish composer, conductor and pedagogue.
Sep 22 Daniele Manin an Italian patriot and statesman from Venice. He is considered by many Italian historians a hero of the Italian unification
Sep 23 John Nicholson (East India Company officer) a Victorian era military officer known for his role in British India. A charismatic and authoritarian figure, Nicholson created a legend for himself as a political officer under Henry Lawrence in the frontier provinces of the British Empire in India. He was instrumental in the settlement of the North-West Frontier and played a noted part in the Indian Mutiny
Sep 25 Marquis de Custine best known for his travel writing, in particular his account of his visit to Russia in 1839 Empire of the Czar: A Journey Through Eternal Russia. This work documents not only Custine's travels through the Russian empire, but also the social fabric, economy, and way of life during the reign of Nicholas I