Robert Green Ingersoll Chronology

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113 Events
Date Location Type of Event Event Name Description Tour
Tuesday,
June 26, 1866
Elmwood, IL Political Speech

almost certainly political

Thursday,
August 30, 1866
Colerick's Hall
Fort Wayne, IN
Political Speech

Speaking with Gov. Oglesby

March, 1868 New York, NY Political Speech

Grant Speech – could have been early April

Sunday,
March 29, 1868
Springfield, IL Political Speech
Thursday,
April 16, 1868
Jo Daviess County Court House
Galena, IL
Political Speech Support of the Republican Party

political speech consisted of “support of the principles of the Republican party,”

Monday,
August 29, 1870
Rouses Opera House
Peoria, IL
Political Speech Speech for Renomination of Ebon
Monday,
September 9, 1872
Keokuk, IA Political Speech Liberal Reform Party

Seems likely to be RGI – although listed as S D Ingersoll

Thursday,
June 15, 1876
Cincinnati, OH Political Speech Blaine Nomination
Saturday,
August 19, 1876
Rockland, ME Political Speech
Monday,
August 21, 1876
City Hall
Lewiston, ME
Political Speech

3000 present

Tuesday,
August 22, 1876
8:00 PM
Portland, ME Political Speech
Wednesday,
August 23, 1876
2:00 PM
Skowhegan, ME Political Speech
Thursday,
August 24, 1876
3:00 PM
Abbot Square
Bangor, ME
Political Speech Bangor
1876 Dover, ME Political Speech
Friday,
August 25, 1876
7:00 PM
Dexter, ME Political Speech
Saturday,
August 26, 1876
2:00 PM
Belfast, ME Political Speech
Sunday,
August 27, 1876
Georgetown, ME Political Speech
Monday,
August 28, 1876
2:00 PM
Ellsworth, ME Political Speech
Tuesday,
August 29, 1876
Vinalhaven, ME Political Speech

monster mass meeting

Wednesday,
August 30, 1876
2:00 PM
Damariscotta, ME Political Speech
Thursday,
August 31, 1876
2:00 PM
Bath, ME Political Speech
Saturday,
September 2, 1876
Augusta, ME Political Speech
Monday,
September 4, 1876
Worcester, MA Political Speech
Monday,
September 4, 1876
Farmington, ME Political Speech
Tuesday,
September 5, 1876
South Paris, ME Political Speech
Wednesday,
September 6, 1876
Bridgton, ME Political Speech
Thursday,
September 7, 1876
Biddeford, ME Political Speech
Sunday,
September 10, 1876
Cooper Union
New York, NY
Political Speech
Tuesday,
September 12, 1876
Academy of Music
Newark, NJ
Political Speech
Wednesday,
September 13, 1876
Forrest Mansion
Philadelphia, PA
Political Speech

10,000 in attendence

Friday,
September 15, 1876
8:00 PM
Old City Hall
Pittsburgh, PA
Political Speech
Saturday,
September 16, 1876
Columbus, OH Political Speech
Sunday,
September 17, 1876
Indianapolis, IN Political Speech
Monday,
September 18, 1876
Cincinnati, OH Political Speech
Tuesday,
September 19, 1876
Cleveland, OH Political Speech

25,000 in attendance

Wednesday,
September 20, 1876
Indianapolis, IN Political Speech 1876 Indianapolis

Contains the famous “Vision of War”

Wednesday,
September 20, 1876
Dayton, OH Political Speech

5,000 in attendance

Friday,
September 22, 1876
Peoria, IL Political Speech
Tuesday,
September 26, 1876
Circleville, OH Political Speech

crowds serenaded Ingersoll at hotel – responded with speech to large crowd

Tour:
76B
Wednesday,
September 27, 1876
Lancaster, OH Political Speech

morning speech while waiting for train

Tour:
76B
Wednesday,
September 27, 1876
College Campus
Athens, OH
Political Speech Tour:
76B
Wednesday,
September 27, 1876
Wilmington, OH Political Speech

lasted for 3 nearly hours

Tour:
76B
Thursday,
September 28, 1876
Jackson, OH Political Speech

7000 people

Tour:
76B
Friday,
September 29, 1876
Ironton, OH Political Speech

15 thousand

Tour:
76B
Saturday,
September 30, 1876
Portsmouth, OH Political Speech Tour:
76B
Monday,
October 2, 1876
Charlestown, IN Political Speech Tour:
76B
Tuesday,
October 3, 1876
Greenfield, IN Political Speech

8 thousand

Tour:
76B
Wednesday,
October 4, 1876
Fair Ground
Winchester, IN
Political Speech

12 to 15 thousand

Tour:
76B
Thursday,
October 5, 1876
Elkhart, IN Political Speech

20,000 attendees

Tour:
76B
Saturday,
October 7, 1876
Wigwam
Terre Haute, IN
Political Speech Tour:
76B
Saturday,
October 7, 1876
Crawfordsville, IN Political Speech Tour:
76B
Friday,
October 20, 1876
Court House Square
Rock Island, IL
Political Speech

3000 in audience

Tour:
76C
Saturday,
October 21, 1876
Centennial building
Chicago, IL
Political Speech Chicago Speech

~20,000 attendees

Tour:
76C
Sunday,
October 22, 1876
Aurora, IL Political Speech Tour:
76C
Monday,
October 23, 1876
Belleville, IL Political Speech Tour:
76C
Tuesday,
October 24, 1876
Centralia, IL Political Speech

20,000 people

Tour:
76C
Wednesday,
October 25, 1876
Peoria, IL Political Speech Tour:
76C
Thursday,
October 26, 1876
Morris, IL Political Speech Tour:
76C
Friday,
October 27, 1876
Lincoln Park
Aurora, IL
Political Speech

10,000 people

Tour:
76C
Saturday,
October 28, 1876
Gilman, IL Political Speech

7,000 attendees

Tour:
76C
Monday,
October 30, 1876
Mattoon, IL Political Speech Tour:
76C
Monday,
October 30, 1876
Champaign-Urbana, IL Political Speech

12,000 attendees

Tour:
76C
Wednesday,
November 1, 1876
Quincy, IL Political Speech

10,000 attendees

Tour:
76C
Friday,
November 3, 1876
A Circus Tent
Oshkosh, WI
Political Speech

10,000 attendees

Tour:
76C
Friday,
November 3, 1876
Fond du Lac, WI Political Speech Tour:
76C
Saturday,
November 4, 1876
Madison, WI Political Speech Tour:
76C
November, 1876 Milwaukee, WI Political Speech Tour:
76C
November, 1876 Moulton, IA Political Speech Tour:
76C
Monday,
November 6, 1876
Burtis Opera House
Davenport, IA
Political Speech
Thursday,
June 3, 1880
Republican Nation Convention
Chicago, IL
Political Speech Committee on Credentials
Thursday,
August 12, 1880
City Hall
Gloucester, MA
Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield Tour:
80E
Friday,
September 3, 1880
Lake Maranacook, ME Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield Tour:
80E
Wednesday,
September 22, 1880
Lafayette, IN Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

10-15 thousand

Tour:
80E
Friday,
September 24, 1880
South Bend, IN Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

15 thousand

Tour:
80E
Saturday,
September 25, 1880
Ligonier, IN Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

10 thousand

Tour:
80E
Tuesday,
September 28, 1880
County Fair Grounds
Rockford, IL
Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

6000

Tour:
80E
Saturday,
October 2, 1880
Batavia, IL Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield Tour:
80E
Thursday,
October 7, 1880
Fair Grounds
Springfield, OH
Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

50 thousand in audience

Tour:
80E
Friday,
October 8, 1880
Lincoln Club
Cincinnati, OH
Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

6-7000 people

Tour:
80E
Saturday,
October 9, 1880
Marietta, NY Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

Could be Marietta NY?

Tour:
80E
Friday,
October 15, 1880
Sussex, NJ Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

community at the time was known as Deckertown

Tour:
80E
Saturday,
October 16, 1880
Trenton, NJ Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

6000 in audience

Tour:
80E
Monday,
October 18, 1880
Sink's Opera House
Rome, NY
Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

largest audience ever in Opera House

Tour:
80E
Tuesday,
October 19, 1880
Ogdensburg, NY Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

7-8000 in audience

Tour:
80E
Wednesday,
October 20, 1880
Lowville, NY Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield Tour:
80E
Thursday,
October 21, 1880
State Arsenal
Syracuse, NY
Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

6-7000in audience, 2000 turned away

Tour:
80E
Friday,
October 22, 1880
Fair Ground
Canandaigua, NY
Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

15000 people

Tour:
80E
Saturday,
October 23, 1880
Cooper Institute
New York, NY
Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

immense audience

Tour:
80E
Monday,
October 25, 1880
Albany, NY Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield Tour:
80E
Thursday,
October 28, 1880
Wall Street
New York, NY
Political Speech Wall Street Speech Tour:
80E
Friday,
October 29, 1880
Opera House
Poughkeepsie, NY
Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

3500 people

Tour:
80E
Saturday,
October 30, 1880
Academy of Music
Brooklyn, NY
Political Speech Brooklyn Speech

Famed Ingersoll-Beecher meeting

Tour:
80E
Monday,
November 1, 1880
Opera House
Wilmington, DE
Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield Tour:
80E
Friday,
November 5, 1880
Washington, DC Political Speech Victory speech for Garfield Tour:
80E
Friday,
June 6, 1884
Convention Hall
Chicago, IL
Political Speech Republican Convention

Ingersoll there

Tour:
88A
Saturday,
June 16, 1888
Chicago, IL Political Speech Republican Convention Tour:
88A
Friday,
June 29, 1888
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, NY
Political Speech Ratification Speech
Wednesday,
August 29, 1888
Saratoga Springs, NY Political Speech Lecture

On vacation – 3500 in hall

September, 1888 Farmer City, IL Political Speech

with Blaine & Senator Ingalls

October, 1888 Music Hall
Norwalk, CT
Political Speech

speech happened on a Friday – late Oct or early Nov – 2000 in audience

Tour:
88B
Wednesday,
October 31, 1888
Academy of Music
Brooklyn, NY
Political Speech Tour:
88B
Wednesday,
November 14, 1888
Delmonicos
New York, NY
Political Speech Speech concerning presidential campaign

speech concerning recent presidential campaign

Friday,
October 31, 1890
Opera House
Toledo, OH
Political Speech

First political speech since 1880(except brief address in 1888)

Friday,
March 23, 1894
Danville, IL Political Speech speech before Republican County Convention Tour:
94C
Thursday,
October 8, 1896
corner of Sacramento Ave and Lake St
Chicago, IL
Political Speech Gold

>20,000 attendees

Tour:
96H
Saturday,
October 10, 1896
Park Avenue
Galena, IL
Political Speech Gold

7500-8000 people

Tour:
96H
Monday,
October 12, 1896
corner of Halstead and 29th Streets
Chicago, IL
Political Speech Gold

14,000

Tour:
96H
Tuesday,
October 13, 1896
Galesburg, IL Political Speech Gold

dating problem?

Tour:
96H
Thursday,
October 15, 1896
2:20 PM
Bloomington, IL Political Speech Gold

15,000 in audience

Tour:
96H
Friday,
October 16, 1896
2:00 PM
Tabernacle
Peoria, IL
Political Speech Gold Tour:
96H
Saturday,
October 17, 1896
Paris, IL Political Speech Gold Tour:
96H
Thursday,
October 29, 1896
Carnegie Hall
New York, NY
Political Speech Gold Tour:
96H
September, 1898 *
Date is approximate
Dobbs Ferry, NY Political Speech