1st September 1838
William Clark, American explorer, soldier, Indian agent and territorial governor, dies. 175 years.
3rd September 1838
Frederick Douglass escapes from slavery disguised as a sailor. 175 years.
4th September 1888
Oskar Schlemmer, a German painter and sculptor, is born. 125 years.
4th September 1888
<p> George Eastman registers the name Kodak as a trademark. 125 years.</p>
5th September 1838
Charles Percier, French architect, dies. 175 years.
7th September 1813
United States is nicknamed "Uncle Sam", the name is linked to Samuel Wilson, a meat packer from Troy, New York, who stamped the barrels with "U.S." for United States, but soldiers began referring to the grub as "Uncle Sam's." 200 years.
9th September 1513
Battle of Flodden Field during the War of the League of Cambrai in Northumberland, the English defeated the Scottish. 500 years.
9th September 1513
James IV, King of Scotland dies in battle. 500 years.
12th September 1913
Jesse Owens, athlete, is born. 100 years.
15th September 1613
Sir Thomas Overbury, English writer, dies. 400 years.
16th September 1838
James J Hill, Canadien RR entrepreneur and railroad executive of the Great Northern Railroad, is born. 175 years.
18th September 1838
Anton Mauve, painter, graphic artist and cousin of Vincent van Gogh, is born. 175 years.
20th September 1863
Jacob Grimm, author and one of the Grimm brothers; famous for Grimm's Fairy Tales, dies. 150 years.
25th September 1613
Claude Perrault, French physician and architect, is born. 400 years.
25th September 1513
Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa and his team become first Europeans to see the Pacific Ocean. 500 years.
26th September 1888
T. S. Eliot, poet, dramatist and critic, is born. 125 years.
29th September 1913
Rudolf Diesel, German inventor of the diesel engine, dies. 100 years.
29th September 1888
Edward Lear, poet and author, dies. 125 years.
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