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Year 1869 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 1 US Postage stamps showing scenes issued for 1st time. These pictorials showed a post horse and rider, a locomotive, a shield, an eagle and a ship, the Adriatic.
  • Mar 6 Dmitri Mendeleev presents the first periodic table of the elements to the Russian Chemical Society
  • Apr 9 Hudson Bay Company cedes its territory to Canada
  • May 15 National Woman Suffrage Association forms in New York, founded by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • Jul 30 The Charles, considered the world’s first "oil tanker", departs from the United States headed for Europe with a bulk capacity of 7,000 barrels of oil
  • Sep 24 Black Friday; Wall St panic after Gould & Fisk attempt to corner gold
  • 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
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