What Happened on October 8, 1869

Day of the Week: Friday

Famous Birthdays

  • J. Frank Duryea, American inventor (Duryea Motor Wagon Company, first auto built in the US), born in Washburn, Illinois (d. 1967)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Franklin Pierce, 14th US President (Democrat: 1853-57), dies at 64

14th US President Franklin Pierce
14th US President
Franklin Pierce