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What Happened in 1869

Important Events in 1869

  • Mar 1 US Postage stamps showing scenes issued for 1st time. These pictorials showed a post horse and rider, a locomotive, a shield, an eagle and a ship, the Adriatic.
  • Mar 6 Dmitri Mendeleev presents the first periodic table of the elements to the Russian Chemical Society
  • Apr 9 Hudson Bay Company cedes its territory to Canada
  • May 15 National Woman Suffrage Association forms in New York, founded by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • Jul 30 The Charles, considered the world’s first "oil tanker", departs from the United States headed for Europe with a bulk capacity of 7,000 barrels of oil
  • Sep 24 Black Friday; Wall St panic after Gould & Fisk attempt to corner gold
  • Nov 17 Suez Canal in Egypt opens, linking Mediterranean and Red seas
  • Nov 23 The clipper Cutty Sark is launched In Dumbarton, Scotland, one of the last clippers ever built and the only one still surviving

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  • Mar 15 Cincinnati Red Stockings become the 1st professional baseball team
  • May 4 Cincinnati Red Stockings play their 1st official baseball game, a win against the Great Western Base Ball Club, 45-9

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World's largest alluvial gold nugget, the Welcome Stranger, found by John Deason and Richard Oates (weighting 97.14kg) in Moliagul, Australia

On February 5, 1869

Famous People in 1869

World Leaders in 1869

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Self-proclaimed Emperor Joshua Abraham Norton of the USA issues edict abolishing the Democratic and Republican parties

On August 12, 1869

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