On This Day

Historical Events in November 1869

  • Nov 1 Deli Me forms T B V tobacco in Sumatra
  • Nov 3 Canada's Hamilton Foot Ball Club forms
  • Nov 6 1st US college football game, players used their hands or feet, Rutgers 6 Princeton 4
  • Nov 15 Free postal delivery formally inaugurated
  • Nov 17 Englishman James Moore wins 1st bicycle race, racing 13K Paris to Rouen
  • Nov 17 Suez Canal in Egypt opens, linking Mediterranean and Red seas
  • Nov 23 The clipper Cutty Sark is launched In Dumbarton, Scotland, one of the last clippers ever built and the only one still surviving
  • Nov 24 American Woman's Suffrage Association forms (Cleveland)