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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1869

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1869
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain)
   The Innocents Abroad

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Edgar Lee Masters was born.

Edwin Arlington Robinson was born.

George Copway (Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh; Ojibwa) died.

George Washington Harris died.

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- Sarah Elizabeth Hopkins Bradford, Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman
The territory of Wyoming institutes "universal" suffrage, allowing women to vote.

The Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony founded by Japanese in California.

Boss William Marcy Tweed gains control of New York’s Tammany Hall political machine.

Knights of Labor organized.

The first transcontinental railroad, formed by joining the Union Pacific line with the Central Pacific Line, opens.

American Woman Suffrage Association, National Woman Suffrage Association founded separately.

End of First Sioux War; U.S. agrees to abandon Forts Smith, Kearney, and Reno.

Board of Indian Commissioners established to reform Indian reservation life.

S.P. Aheong, a Chinese Christian evangelist, begins to preach in Hawaii.

text file  Cornell University founded.

Princeton University and Rutgers University play the first intercollegiate football match.

The Cincinnati Red Stockings, first professional baseball team, begins play.

Suction-type vacuum cleaner is patented by I.W. Gaffey.

Belle Mansfield graduates from St. Louis Law School; first practicing female lawyer in the U.S.
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