What Happened on August 23, 1869

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1st carload of freight (boots & shoes) arrives in San Francisco, from Boston

Famous Birthdays

  • Edgar Lee Masters, American poet and novelist (Spoon River Anthology), born in Garnett, Kansas
  • James (Sunny Jim) Rolph, San Francisco mayor (1912-31), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1934)