1800s / 19th century history on the 10th of September
1846 : Elias Howe was granted a patent for the sewing machine, using a lockstitch design.
1897 : The 1st person was arrested for drunk driving. George Smith a 25 year old London taxi driver became the first person ever to be arrested for drunk driving, after he crashed his taxi cab into a building. He pleaded guilty and was fined 25 shillings.
1500s / 16th century history on the 8th of September
1504 : Michelangelo’s David sculpture was unveiled in Florence, Italy. The Renaissance marble sculpture masterpiece, was created from 1501 to 1504, and stands at the height of 5.17 metres (17 feet) tall.
1551 : Vitória, in Brazil, was founded. Also known as Victória, it is the capital city of Espírito Santo, at state in Brazil. The population was 365,855, as of 2020.
1800s / 19th century history on the 8th of September
1600s / 17th century history on the 7th of September
1630 : The city of Boston, in Massachusetts, was founded. Prior to European colonization, the area was originally inhabited by the indigenous Massachusett. The total population of the city was 675,647 as of 2020. Official website : Boston.gov
1800s / 19th century history on the 7th of September
1876 : C. J. Dennis, the Australian poet and writer, was born Clarence Michael James Dennis, in Auburn, South Australia (died in 1938 aged 61).
1900s / 20th century history on the 7th of September
1800s / 19th century history on the 4th of September
1888 : George Eastman registered Kodak and received a patent for the 1st roll-film camera. His invention created amateur photography, as a recreation, because the earlier photographic equipment was too cumbersome. Official website : Kodak.com
1824 : Anton Bruckner, the Austrian composer, was born in Ansfelden, Linz, Austria (died in 1896 aged 72) .
1900s / 20th century history on the 4th of September
1600s / 17th century history on the 3rd of September
1658 : Oliver Cromwell, the English general and statesman, died from malaria and kidney stone disease, aged 59 (born in 1599).
1666 : The Royal Exchange burnt down during the Great Fire of London. It was rebuilt, and opened in 1669, and burnt down again in 1838. The Royal Exchange as it still stands today was rebuilt and opened in 1844. Official website : TheRoyalExchange.co.uk
1900s / 20th century history on the 3rd of September
1600s / 17th century history on the 2nd of September
1666 : The Great Fire of London broke out of control, and swept through central London in 3 days. The fire destroyed 13,200 houses, 87 parish churches, St Paul’s Cathedral, and most of the buildings of the City authorities. Approximately 85% of the city inhabitants became homeless.
1700s / 18th century history on the 2nd of September
1789 : The United States Department of the Treasury was founded. Official website : home.treasury.gov