Historical Events in January 1869

Historic Event

Jan 1 War of the Triple Alliance: Paraguay's capital Asunción falls to Brazilian forces led by General João de Souza da Fonseca Costa

  • Jan 13 Colored National Labor Union, 1st Black labor convention meets in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 18 Elegant California Theater opens in San Francisco

Historic Event

Jan 20 Elizabeth Cady Stanton becomes 1st woman to testify before US Congress