On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1869

Historical Events

  • 1st carload of rail freight (boots & shoes) arrives in San Francisco, from Boston after a 16-day trip

Famous Birthdays

  • Edgar Lee Masters, American poet and novelist (Spoon River Anthology), born in Garnett, Kansas (d. 1950)
  • James (Sunny Jim) Rolph, San Francisco mayor (1912-31), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1934)
1869 Highlights

About August 23, 1869

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 152 years, 3 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo