What Happened in 1868 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 116 of 116

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 3 Ulysses Grant (R) wins US presidential election over Horatio Seymour (D)

US President & Union General Ulysses S. Grant
US President & Union General
Ulysses S. Grant
  • Nov 11 1st American amateur track & field meet (NYC)
  • Nov 13 American Philological Association organized in NY
  • Nov 23 Louis Ducos du Hauron patents trichrome color photo process
  • Nov 26 1st baseball game played in enclosed field in SF, at 25th & Folsom

BattleBattle of Interest

Nov 27 Battle at Washita River, Oklahoma. General Custer attacks group of Native American Indians, their chief Black Kettle dies in the attack

  • Nov 30 The inauguration of a statue of King Charles XII of Sweden takes place in the King's garden in Stockholm.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 1 John D. Rockefeller begins anti oil war

Oil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller
Oil Industrialist
John D. Rockefeller
  • Dec 2 1st British government of Benjamin Disraeli resigns

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 3 1st blacks on US trial jury appointed for Jefferson Davis trial

President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis
President of the Confederate States of America
Jefferson Davis
  • Dec 5 1st American bicycle college opens (NY)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 7 Jesse James gang robs bank in Gallatin Missouri, kills 1

Outlaw Jesse James
Jesse James
  • Dec 9 1st British government of Gladstone forms
  • Dec 9 The first traffic lights are installed outside the Palace of Westminster in London. Resembling railway signals, they use semaphore arms and are illuminated at night by red and green gas lamps.
  • Dec 15 Shogunate rebels found Ezo Republic in Hokkaidō.
  • Dec 25 Despite bitter opposition, President A Johnson grants unconditional pardon to all persons involved in Southern rebellion (Civil War)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 145 of 145

  • Aug 16 Charles Sanford Skilton, composer
  • Aug 16 Bernarr McFadden, American physical culture advocate, credited with beginning the culture of health and fitness in the United States, born in Mill Spring, Missouri (d. 1955)
  • Aug 20 Ellen Roosevelt, American tennis player (d. 1954)
  • Aug 22 Willis Rodney Whitney, Jamestown New York, American Chemist, founder of the General Electric research laboratory, and pioneer of industrial scientific research
  • Aug 25 Nikolaos Levidis, Greek shooter
  • Sep 1 Henri Bourassa, French Canadian politician and publisher (d. 1952)
  • Sep 6 Heinrich Häberlin, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 1947)
  • Sep 9 Mary Austin, Ill, feminist/nature writer (Land of Little Rain)
  • Sep 15 Dirk B Nanninga, Dutch painter
  • Sep 17 James Alexander Calder, Canadian politician (d. 1956)
  • Sep 26 Henry Franklin Belknap Gilbert, composer
  • Oct 4 Marcelo Torcuato the Alvear, President of Argentina (1922-28)
  • Oct 7 Fred H Hovey, tennis champ (US Open-1895)
  • Oct 8 Max Slevogt, German painter
  • Oct 10 Guillermo M Tomas, composer
  • Oct 16 Franz X Ritter von Epp, German general (China)
  • Oct 18 Ernst Didring, Swedish author (d. 1931)
  • Oct 19 Bertha Landes, 1st woman elected mayor of a major US city (Seattle)
  • Oct 23 Rama V, [Chulalongkorn], leader of Thailand (-1910)
  • Oct 23 Frederick Lanchester, , English Engineer who built the first British petrol automobile (1896), born in London, England
  • Oct 24 Alexandra David-Néel, French explorer and writer (d. 1969)
  • Nov 4 Carolina Otero, a.k.a La Belle Otero, Spanish actress, singer and courtesan (d. 1965)
  • Nov 8 Felix Hausdorff, German mathematician (d. 1942)
  • Nov 9 Andrea d' Angeli, composer
  • Nov 9 Emmanuel K de Bom, Flemish author (Wrakken)
  • Nov 9 Marie Dressler, [Leila M Koerber], Cobourg Ontario, actress (Dinner at 8, Min and Bill)
  • Nov 10 Gichin Funakoshi, Japanese martial artist (d. 1957)
  • Nov 11 Edouard Vuillard, French painter/graphic artist
  • Nov 13 Pierre Maurice, composer
  • Nov 22 John Nance Garner, (D) 32nd VP (1933-41)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 24 Scott Joplin, Texas, US ragtime entertainer and composer (The Entertainer)

Ragtime Composer Scott Joplin
Ragtime Composer
Scott Joplin
  • Nov 28 Frantisek Alois Drdla, composer
  • Dec 2 Francis Jammes, French poet/writer (Jammisme)
  • Dec 4 Richard N Roland Holst, Dutch artist/painter
  • Dec 4 Jesse Burkett, American baseball player (d. 1953)
  • Dec 5 Arnold Sommerfeld, German physicist (d. 1951)
  • Dec 9 Fritz Haber, German phycist-chemist (Nobel 1919)
  • Dec 10 Louis Victor Saar, composer
  • Dec 11 Ernst Henrik Ellberg, composer
  • Dec 14 Richard Batka, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 20 Harvey Firestone, Columbiana Ohio, Industrialist and founder of Firestone Tire and Rubber Company ("where the rubber meets the road"), (d. 1938)

Tire Industrialist Harvey Firestone
Tire Industrialist
Harvey Firestone
  • Dec 22 John Nance Garner, Texas, (VP-D-1933-41)
  • Dec 24 Emanuel Lasker, Germany, world chess champion (1894-21)
  • Dec 25 Eugenie Besserer, Watertown NY, actress (Jazz Singer)
  • Dec 28 Marie van Regteren Altena, Dutch painter (Amsterdam's Joffers)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Deaths

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