What Happened on October 23, 1869

Day of the Week: Saturday

Famous Birthdays

  • Jacobus H "Koos" Speenhoff, Dutch singer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

John Heisman, American pioneering football coach/trophy namesake, born in Cleveland, Ohio

Football, Baseball & Basketball Player & Coach John Heisman
Football, Baseball & Basketball Player & Coach
John Heisman

Famous Deaths


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Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1852, 1858-59, 1866-68), dies at 70

British Prime Minister Edward Smith-Stanley
British Prime Minister
Edward Smith-Stanley
  • Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Tolbecque, Belgian composer, dies at 72