On This Day

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
1868 Highlights

About July 9, 1868

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 152 years, 3 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Cancer