On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1869

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

War of the Triple Alliance: Paraguay's capital Asunción falls to Brazilian forces led by General João de Souza da Fonseca Costa

President of Paraguay Francisco Solano López
President of Paraguay
Francisco Solano López

Famous Deaths

  • Martin W. Bates, American politician, dies at 82
1869 Highlights

About January 1, 1869

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 151 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn