Historical Events in March 1869

  • Mar 1 Postage stamps showing scenes are issued for 1st time
  • Mar 3 University of South Carolina opens to all races
  • Mar 3 31st Grand National: George Stevens aboard The Colonel wins

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Mar 4 Ulysses Grant inaugurated as 18th US President

US President & Union General Ulysses S. Grant
US President & Union General
Ulysses S. Grant
  • Mar 6 Dmitri Mendeleev presents the first periodic table to the Russian Chemical Society.
  • Mar 13 Arkansas legislature passes anti-Ku Klux Klan law
  • Mar 14 Defeat of Maori leader Titokowaru in New Zealand.
  • Mar 15 Cincinnati Red Stockings become the 1st pro baseball team
  • Mar 15 Cincinnati Red Stockings beat Antioch 41-7

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Mar 16 Hiram R. Revels makes 1st official speech by an African American in the Senate

Minister and US Senator Hiram R. Revels
Minister and US Senator
Hiram R. Revels