Historical Events In 1869
Wednesday, 20 November 2019
Nov 03 In the year 1869 canada's Hamilton Foot Ball Club forms
Nov 06 On this day in history 1st intercollegiate football (soccer) game (Rutgers 6, Princeton 4)
Nov 06 In the year 1869 diamonds discovered at Kimberley, South Africa
Nov 09 Marie Dressler, [Leila M Koerber], Ontario, actress (Caught Short) in the year 1869.
Nov 11 In the year 1869 victor Emmanuel III, king of Italy (1900-46)/Ethiopia
Nov 12 Gheorghe Asachi, author/humanist (1st newspaper in Moldavia), dies in the year 1869.
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 On this day in history englishman James Moore wins 1st bicycle race (13K Paris-Rouen)
Nov 17 Suez Canal opens (Egypt) on this day in history.
Nov 18 On this day in history james E Sullivan, founder (Amateur Athletic Union)
Nov 20 Clark Griffith, Mo, baseball player/manager (NY Yankees) in the year 1869.
Nov 22 Andre Gide, France, novelist (Lafcadio's Adventures-Nobel 1947) on this day in history.
Nov 23 In Dumbarton, Scotland, the clipper Cutty Sark is launched in the year 1869.
Nov 24 American Woman's Suffrage Association forms (Cleveland) on this day in history.
Dec 02 Jonas Cohn, German/English philosopher (Theory of the Dialects) on this day in history.
Dec 06 On this day in history jan de Liefde II, Dutch vicar/author (People's Welfare), dies at 54
Dec 08 On this day in history 20th Roman Catholic ecumenical council, Vatican I, opens in Rome
Dec 09 In the year 1869 noble Order of Knights of Labor founded, Philadelphia
Dec 10 Women suffrage (right to vote) granted in Wyoming Territory (US 1st) in the year 1869.
Dec 16 Albert F Pollard, British historian (Dict of natural biography) in the year 1869.
Dec 17 Nikolay Ivanovich Kazanli, composer on this day in history.
Dec 18 On this day in history canada's Hamilton Foot Ball Club plays its 1st game
Dec 18 On this day in history louis Moreau Gottschalk, composer, dies at 40
Dec 19 Eduard Hermann, Coburg Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, German linguist (Homer) in the year 1869.
Dec 20 On this day in history charley Grapewin, Xenia OH, actor (Wizard of Oz, Libeled Lady)
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 Edwin M[cMasters] Stanton, US Secretary of War (1861-65), dies at 55 in the year 1869.
Dec 24 On this day in history henriette GA Roland Holst-van der Schalk, Dutch poet (Women in Forest)
Dec 26 Harry Redman, composer on this day in history.
Dec 27 First issue of the Ottawa Free Press newspaper published in the year 1869.
Dec 27 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 on this day in history.
Dec 28 The Knights of Labor, a union of Philadelphia, PA tailors, hold the first Labor Day ceremonies in the US on this day in history.