On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1869

Day of the Week: Friday

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 (b. 1786)