1869 in History – What happened in year 1869

✅ Published on April 5th, 2009 in 19th Century in History

In history, year 1869 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1869.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1869 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
05 februaryProspectors in Moliagul, Victoria, Australia, discovered the largest alluvial gold nugget ever found, known as the 'Welcome Stranger'.
06 marchDmitri Mendeleev presented the first periodic table of elements to the Russian Chemical Society.
24 marchThe last of Maori leader Titokowaru's forces surrendered tothe New Zealand government, ending his uprising.
10 mayThe Golden Spike Ceremony was held at Promontory Summit, Utah, celebrating the completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad in the United States between the Missouri and Sacramento Rivers.
15 maySusan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton founded the National Woman Suffrage Association, breaking away from the American Equal Rights Association which they had also previously founded.
18 mayOne day after surrendering at the Battle of Hakodate, EnomotoTakeaki turned over Goryokaku to Japanese forces, signaling thecollapse of the Republic of Ezo.
20 juneLaxmanrao Kirloskar, great industrialist, social reformer, patriot and founder of Kirloskar Industry, was born at Belgaum. The Kirloskar Group is an Indian conglomerate. The company exports to over 70 countries over most of Africa, Southeast Asia and Europe. The flagship & holding company, Kirloskar Brothers Ltd, is India's largest maker of pumps and valves. And also undertakes construction projects through its subsidiary Kirloskar Construction And Engineers Ltd.
24 juneHari Chapekar was born. He was eldest among the revolutionary Chapekar brothers who assassinated the British Commissioner WC Rand. The name of their grandfather was Vinayak and their mother and father were, respectively, Dwarka and Hari.
16 octoberGirton College, one of the 31 constituent colleges of the University of Cambridge and England's first residential college forwomen, was founded.
06 novemberIn the first official American football game, Rutgers Collegedefeated the College of New Jersey, 6–4, in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
17 novemberThe Suez Canal opened, allowing shipping to travel betweenEurope and Asia via the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea.
07 decemberAmerican outlaw Jesse James committed his first confirmed bank robbery in Gallatin, Missouri.
02 OctoberMahatma Gandhi, father of the nation of India, was born in Porbandar. Today is celebrated as Non-Violence Day all over the world including India.
11 OctoberAmerican explorer Thomas Edison applied for a patent on his first invention. This electric machine was used to count votes.
17 NovemberJames Moorey of England won the first cycle race.
01 AugustHarcourt Butler, an Indian Civil Service officer, was the first Governor of Uttar Pradesh.
17 AugustThe first international ferry race took place at the River Thames in London, in which Oxford defeated Harvard.
15 FebruaryThe famous Urdu poet and writer Mirza Ghalib Asad Ullah Beg Khan, born in Agra, passed away.
11 AprilKasturba Gandhi, wife of Mahatma Gandhi, was born.
20 JanuaryElizabeth Cady Stanton was the first woman to testify from the United States Congress.
20 FebruaryTennessee Governor W. C. Brownlow declared martial law in the Ku Klux Klan crisis.
15 MarchThe Cincinnati Red Stockings became the first pro baseball team.
10 AprilCongress outnumbered Supreme Court judges from 7 to 9.
16 MayThe Cincinnati Reds won their first baseball game 41-7.
02 JuneSherwood College was established in Nainital India.
27 AugustThe University of Oxford organized the first international boat race on the River Thames against Howard University.
24 SeptemberBlack Friday: The Fisk-Gold Scandal Caused a Financial Crisis in the United States.
11 OctoberRed River Rebellion was launched against the British Army in Canada.
17 NovemberIn Egypt, the Suez Canal, connecting the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, was inaugurated in an elaborate ceremony.
07 DecemberAmerican bandit Jesse James confirms his first bank robbery in Gallatin, Missouri.

Famous birthdays in the year 1869:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
04 January Tommy Corcoran / Baseball Player / United States of America
06 AprilLevon Shant / Author / Armenia
11 AugustHale Holden / Business Man / United States of America
12 MayCarl Schuhmann / Wrestler / Germany
13 NovemberHelene Stöcker / Author / Germany
13 MayMehmet Emin Yurdakul / Writer / Turkey
14 February Charles Thomson Rees Wilson / Physicist / Scotland
15 January Ruby Laffoon / Politician / United States of America
15 MayPaul Probst / Target Shooter / Switzerland
15 March Stanisław Wojciechowski / Politician / Poland
15 DecemberLeon Marchlewski / Chemist / Poland
15 January Stanisław Wyspiański / Poet / Poland
15 MayJohn Storey / Politician / Australia
19 JulyXenophon Stratigos / Politician / Greece
23 March Emilio Aguinaldo / Politician / Philippines
27 March J. R. Clynes / Politician / United Kingdom
27 February Alice Hamilton / Physician / United States of America
27 JuneKate Carew / Journalist / United States of America
30 MayGrace Andrews / Mathematician / United States of America
30 NovemberGustaf Dalén / Physicist / Sweden

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1869:

YearName / Profession / Country
12 January Bhagwan Das / Philosopher / India
02 OctoberMahatma Gandhi / Activist / India
20 JuneLaxmanrao Kirloskar / Business Man / India
02 OctoberMahatma Gandhi / Freedom Fighter / India
02 OctoberMohandas Karamchand Gandhi / Politician / India
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