On This Day

What Happened on December 24, 1869

Famous Birthdays

  • Henriette Roland Holst, Dutch poet (Women in Forest), born in Noordwijk, Netherlands (d. 1952)

Famous Deaths

Edwin Stanton

Edwin Stanton, US Secretary of War during most of the American Civil War (1861-65) and US Attorney General (1860-61), dies at 55

1869 Highlights

About December 24, 1869

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 151 years, 11 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn