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


Person of interestFranklin 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? 151 years, 1 month and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra