1869 in History – What happened in year 1869


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.

Know what happened in 1869:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
05 FebruaryProspectors in Moliagul, Victoria, Australia, discovered the largest alluvial gold nugget ever found, known as the 'Welcome Stranger'.
07 DecemberAmerican outlaw Jesse James committed his first confirmed bankrobbery in Gallatin, Missouri.
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.
16 OctoberGirton College, one of the 31 constituent colleges of theUniversity of Cambridge and England's first residential college forwomen, was 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.
24 March The last of Maori leader Titokowaru's forces surrendered tothe New Zealand government, ending his uprising.
05 FebruaryProspectors in Moliagul, Victoria, Australia, discovered thelargest alluvial gold nugget ever found, known as the 'Welcome Stranger'(memorial pictured).
24 MarchThe last of Maori leader Titokowaru's forces surrendered tothe New Zealand government, ending his uprising.
07 DecemberAmerican outlaw Jesse James committed his first confirmed bank robbery in Gallatin, Missouri.
17 NovemberThe Suez Canal opened, allowing shipping to travel betweenEurope and Asia via the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea.
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.
05 FebruaryProspectors in Moliagul, Victoria, Australia, discovered thelargest alluvial gold nugget ever found, known as the 'Welcome Stranger'(pictured).
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 M?ori leader Titokowaru's forces surrendered to the 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.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1869:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 DecemberEligiusz Niewiadomski / Painter / Poland
03 March Henry Wood / Conductor / United Kingdom
04 MayHans Pfitzner / Composer / Germany
05 AprilAlbert Roussel / Composer / France
10 AugustLaurence Binyon / Poet / United Kingdom
11 February Helene Kröller-Müller / Philanthropist / Germany
13 MayMehmet Emin Yurdakul / Writer / Turkey
15 January Stanisław Wyspiański / Poet / Poland
15 March Stanisław Wojciechowski / Politician / Poland
15 January Ruby Laffoon / Politician / United States of America
15 MayJohn Storey / Politician / Australia
16 March Willy Burmester / Violinist / Germany
16 DecemberBertha Lamme Feicht / Engineer / United States of America
19 JulyXenophon Stratigos / Politician / Greece
23 March Calouste Gulbenkian / Business Man / Turkey
25 NovemberBen Lindsey / Lawyer / United States of America
26 JuneMartin Andersen Nexø / Author / Denmark
27 JuneEmma Goldman / Activist / Canada
30 MayGrace Andrews / Mathematician / United States of America
30 NovemberGustaf Dalén / Physicist / Sweden

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1869:

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

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