On This Day

What Happened on March 16, 1869

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Hiram R. Revels makes 1st official speech by an African American in the Senate

Minister and US Senator Hiram R. Revels
Minister and US Senator
Hiram R. Revels

Famous Birthdays

  • F. A. Forbes, Scottish author (d. 1936)
1869 Highlights

About March 16, 1869

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 150 years, 10 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces