On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1869

Famous Birthdays

  • J. Frank Duryea, American inventor (Duryea Motor Wagon Company, first auto built in the US), born in Washburn, Illinois (d. 1967)

Famous Deaths

Franklin Pierce

Franklin Pierce, 14th US President (Democrat: 1853-57), dies from severe cirrhosis of the liver, at 64

14th US President Franklin Pierce
14th US President
Franklin Pierce
1869 Highlights

About October 8, 1869

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 152 years and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra