1869 in the United States

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1869 in the United States
Years: 1866 1867 186818691870 1871 1872

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Events from the year 1869 in the United States.

Incumbents[edit]

Federal Government[edit]

Events[edit]

March 4: Ulysses S. Grant becomes President

January–March[edit]

April–June[edit]

May 10: Golden spike

July–September[edit]

  • September 24 – The Fisk-Gould Scandal (also known as Black Friday) causes a financial panic in the United States.

October–December[edit]

December 10: "Equal Rights" motto on Wyoming's seal refers to the territory pioneering women's suffrage.

Undated[edit]

Ongoing[edit]

Births[edit]

  • February 2 – Smith W. Brookhart, United States Senator from Iowa from 1922 to 1926. (died 1944)
  • February 19 – Frederic C. Walcott, United States Senator from Connecticut from 1929 till 1935. (died 1949)
  • April 9 – James Thomas Heflin, United States Senator from Alabama from 1920 till 1931. (died 1951)
  • June 10 – William Kenyon, United States Senator from Iowa from 1911 till 1922. (died 1933)
  • August 5 – J.C.W. Beckham, United States Senator from Kentucky from 1915 till 1921. (died 1940)

Deaths[edit]

  • January 1 – Martin W. Bates, United States Senator from Delaware from 1857 till 1859. (born 1786)
  • February 18 – Walker Brooke, United States Senator from Mississippi from 1852 till 1853. (born 1813)
  • March 13 – James Guthrie, United States Senator from Kentucky from 1865 till 1868. (born 1792)
  • May 23 – Alexander O. Anderson, United States Senator from Tennessee from 1840 till 1841. (born 1794)
  • July 30 – Isaac Toucey, United States Senator from Connecticut from 1851 till 1857. (born 1792)
  • August 6 – David J. Baker, United States Senator from Illinois in 1830. (born 1792)
  • September 10 – John Bell, United States Senator from Tennessee from 1847 till 1859. (born 1796)
  • October 8 – Franklin Pierce, 14th President of the United States from 1853 till 1857. (born 1804)
  • November 11 – Hiram Bingham I, missionary to Hawaii (born 1789)
  • November 21 – Benjamin Fitzpatrick, United States Senator from Alabama from 1848 till 1849 and from 1853 till 1861. (born 1802)

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