1st September 1914
The Passenger Pigeon becomes extinct. 100 years.
12th September 1764
Jean-Philippe Rameau, the French composer and music theorist of the Baroque era, dies. 250 years.
15th September 1864
John Hanning Speke, the British Indian Army officer and explorer of Africa and the first European to reach Lake Victoria, dies. 150 years.
28th September 1914
Richard Sears, the co-founder of Sears Roebuck & Co, dies. 100 years.
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