Historical Events In 1869
Tuesday, 31 March 2020
Nov 03 On this day in history canada's Hamilton Foot Ball Club forms
Nov 06 In the year 1869 1st intercollegiate football (soccer) game (Rutgers 6, Princeton 4)
Nov 06 On this day in history diamonds discovered at Kimberley, South Africa
Nov 09 On this day in history marie Dressler, [Leila M Koerber], Ontario, actress (Caught Short)
Nov 11 Victor Emmanuel III, king of Italy (1900-46)/Ethiopia in the year 1869.
Nov 12 On this day in history gheorghe Asachi, author/humanist (1st newspaper in Moldavia), dies
Nov 15 Free postal delivery formally inaugurated in the year 1869.
Nov 17 In the year 1869 after work lasting ten years, the 100 mile long Suez Canal opens
Nov 17 Englishman James Moore wins 1st bicycle race (13K Paris-Rouen) on this day in history.
Nov 17 Suez Canal opens (Egypt) on this day in history.
Nov 18 James E Sullivan, founder (Amateur Athletic Union) in the year 1869.
Nov 20 Clark Griffith, Mo, baseball player/manager (NY Yankees) in the year 1869.
Nov 22 In the year 1869 andre Gide, France, novelist (Lafcadio's Adventures-Nobel 1947)
Nov 23 In Dumbarton, Scotland, the clipper Cutty Sark is launched on this day in history.
Nov 24 In the year 1869 american Woman's Suffrage Association forms (Cleveland)
Dec 02 Jonas Cohn, German/English philosopher (Theory of the Dialects) on this day in history.
Dec 06 Jan de Liefde II, Dutch vicar/author (People's Welfare), dies at 54 on this day in history.
Dec 08 On this day in history 20th Roman Catholic ecumenical council, Vatican I, opens in Rome
Dec 09 On this day in history noble Order of Knights of Labor founded, Philadelphia
Dec 10 Women suffrage (right to vote) granted in Wyoming Territory (US 1st) on this day in history.
Dec 16 Albert F Pollard, British historian (Dict of natural biography) on this day in history.
Dec 17 In the year 1869 nikolay Ivanovich Kazanli, composer
Dec 18 On this day in history canada's Hamilton Foot Ball Club plays its 1st game
Dec 18 Louis Moreau Gottschalk, composer, dies at 40 on this day in history.
Dec 19 On this day in history eduard Hermann, Coburg Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, German linguist (Homer)
Dec 20 Charley Grapewin, Xenia OH, actor (Wizard of Oz, Libeled Lady) in the year 1869.
Dec 22 Andre[-Paul-Guillaume] Gide, Paris France, writer (Nobel 1947) on this day in history.
Dec 22 On this day in history newfoundlanders vote against joining Confederation. (later they see the error of their ways and join up)
Dec 24 In the year 1869 edwin M[cMasters] Stanton, US Secretary of War (1861-65), dies at 55
Dec 24 On this day in history henriette GA Roland Holst-van der Schalk, Dutch poet (Women in Forest)
Dec 26 Harry Redman, composer in the year 1869.
Dec 27 On this day in history first issue of the Ottawa Free Press newspaper published.
Dec 27 In the year 1869 louis Riel 1844-1885 elected President of the Provisional Government of Rupert's Land and the North West; with powers to negotiate with Canadian Commissioner Donald A. Smith
Dec 28 In the year 1869 the Knights of Labor, a union of Philadelphia, PA tailors, hold the first Labor Day ceremonies in the US.