Historical Events in March 1869

  • Mar 1 US Postage stamps showing scenes issued for 1st time. These pictorials showed post horse and rider, a locomotive, a shield an eagle, and a ship, the Adriatic
  • Mar 3 University of South Carolina opens to all races
  • Mar 3 31st Grand National: George Stevens aboard The Colonel wins

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Mar 4 Ulysses Grant inaugurated as 18th US President

Union General and US President Ulysses S. Grant
Union General and US President
Ulysses S. Grant

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Mar 6 Dmitri Mendeleev presents the first periodic table of the elements to the Russian Chemical Society

Chemist and Inventor Dmitri Mendeleev
Chemist and Inventor
Dmitri Mendeleev
  • Mar 11 The West first learns of the Giant Panda via French missionary Armand David who receives a skin from a hunter
  • Mar 13 Arkansas legislature passes anti-Ku Klux Klan law
  • Mar 14 Defeat of Maori leader Titokowaru in New Zealand
  • Mar 15 Cincinnati Red Stockings become the 1st professional baseball team

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Mar 16 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