What Happened on July 9, 1868

Historical Events

  • 1st African American cabinet member in South Carolina, Francis L Cardozo as Secretary of State
  • Louisiana and South Carolina are the last states to ratify the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution, guaranteeing civil rights

About July 9, 1868

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 154 years, 8 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Cancer