What Happened in January 1869

Historical Events

  • Jan 13 Colored National Labor Union, 1st Black labor convention meets in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 18 Elegant California Theater opens in San Francisco

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Jan 20 Elizabeth Cady Stanton becomes 1st woman to testify before US Congress

Women's Rights Activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Women's Rights Activist
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 3 Paul Charles Rene Landormy, composer
  • Jan 4 Tommy Corcoran, American baseball player (d. 1960)
  • Jan 13 Emanuele F, duke of Aosta, Italian general (WWI)/fascist
  • Jan 15 Stanisław Wyspiański, Polish dramatist (d. 1907)
  • Jan 18 Willem De Vreese, Flemish linguist/biblographer
  • Jan 19 Alfred R Zimmerman, mayor (Rotterdam 1906-22)/Dir (League of Nations)
  • Jan 22 Grigori Rasputin, Russian monk and confidant of Russian Tsar Nicholas II (d. 1916)
  • Jan 23 Carlo Felice Boghen, composer
  • Jan 23 Herbert David Croly, US author (Promise of American Life)
  • Jan 27 Will Marion Cook, composer
  • Jan 29 Andrey Vladimirovich Scherbachov, composer
  • Jan 31 Henri Carton de Wiart, Belgian Count/literary/premier (1920-21)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 1 Martin W. Bates, American politician (b. 1786)
  • Jan 17 Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky, composer, dies at 55
  • Jan 26 Duncan Gordon Boyes, English recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1846)
  • Jan 28 Prudent-Louis Aubery du Boulley, composer, dies at 72
  • Jan 30 William Carleton, Irish novelist (b. 1794)