Today in History for September 1848
Events 1 - 8 of 8
6th - National Black Convention meets (Cleveland)
12th - Switzerland becomes a Federal state.
14th - Alexander Stewart opens 1st US dept store
16th - Slavery abolished in all French territories
18th - Baseball rules 1st baseman can tag base for out instead of runner
19th - Hyperion, moon of Saturn, discovered by Bond (US) & Lassell (England)
20th - The American Association for the Advancement of Science is created.
29th - Battle of Pákozd: Hungarian forces defeat Croats at Pákozd; the first battle of the War of Independence.
Birthdays 1 - 7 of 7
1st - Auguste-Henri Forel, Swiss entomologist (d. 1931)
4th - Lewis H Latimer, inventor/engineer
4th - Jennie Lee, American actress (d. 1925)
5th - Manuel Giro, composer
10th - William M Harnett, US painter (Old Violin)
24th - Pieter Louis Tak, literary (The Chronicle)
29th - Caroline Ardelia Yale, US, educated deaf
Deaths 1 - 1 of 1
11th - Henri-Philippe Gerard, composer, dies at 87