Robert Green Ingersoll Chronology

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Date Location Type of Event Event Name Description Tour
Thursday,
November 30, 1876
Hartford, CT Trial

Some sort of legal business

Monday,
March 4, 1878
Opera House
New Haven, CT
Lecture Liberty Tour:
78C
Monday,
May 13, 1878
Meriden, CT Lecture Liberty Tour:
78D
Tuesday,
May 14, 1878
Opera House
New Haven, CT
Lecture Liberty

lecture titled Religion of the Past Present & Future

Tour:
78D
Tuesday,
May 14, 1878
New Haven, CT Correspondence Letter to Maud Tour:
78D
Wednesday,
May 15, 1878
Opera House
Hartford, CT
Lecture Liberty

800-1000 people

Tour:
78D
Tuesday,
May 21, 1878
City Hall
Meriden, CT
Lecture Reviewers Reviewed Tour:
78D
Friday,
October 4, 1878
Music Hall
New Haven, CT
Lecture Burns Tour:
78E
Saturday,
October 5, 1878
Bridgeport, CT Lecture Tour:
78E
Tuesday,
October 8, 1878
Allyn Hall
Hartford, CT
Lecture Moses Tour:
78E
Sunday,
April 25, 1880
Grand Opera House
New Haven, CT
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
80C
Thursday,
April 7, 1881
Carll's Opera House
New Haven, CT
Lecture Why

largest audience ever had in New Haven

Tour:
81A
Friday,
April 8, 1881
New Haven, CT Correspondence Letter to children

from undated clipping – but dateable due to Meriden incident

Tour:
81A
Friday,
April 8, 1881
Town Hall
Meriden, CT
Lecture How To Be Saved?

Wilcox Opera House cancelled due to Rev. Lansing – had lecture at town hall

Tour:
81A
Saturday,
April 9, 1881
New Haven, CT Interview New Haven Union

A Reply To Rev. Mr. LansingMeriden lecture cancelled

Tour:
81A
Tuesday,
May 13, 1884
New Haven Opera House
New Haven, CT
Lecture Orthodoxy

10th or 11th time lecturing in New Haven(!)

Tour:
84B
Wednesday,
May 14, 1884
Opera House
Hartford, CT
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
84B
Wednesday,
May 14, 1884
New Haven, CT Correspondence Letter to home Tour:
84B
Tuesday,
January 13, 1885
City Hall
Waterbury, CT
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
85A
Monday,
March 30, 1885
Hartford, CT Trial Law case
Saturday,
April 18, 1885
Hartford, CT Lecture Tour:
85D
Thursday,
December 10, 1885
New Haven Opera House
New Haven, CT
Lecture Myth and Miracle Tour:
85H
Wednesday,
December 29, 1886
State Supreme Court
Hartford, CT
Trial Representing Mr. Simpson

private legal matter

October, 1888 Music Hall
Norwalk, CT
Political Speech

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

Tour:
88B
Saturday,
March 5, 1892
Norwich, CT Writing Letter to Editor

What has the Bible Produced?

Tour:
92A
Wednesday,
May 9, 1894
Hyperion
New Haven, CT
Lecture Lincoln

small audience

Tour:
94D
Thursday,
May 10, 1894
Foot Guard Hall
Hartford, CT
Lecture Lincoln

large audience

Tour:
94D
Friday,
May 11, 1894
South Norwalk, CT Lecture Tour:
94D
Saturday,
May 12, 1894
Grand Opera House
Bridgeport, CT
Lecture How To Be Saved?

half filled the hall

Tour:
94D
Sunday,
May 13, 1894
Middletown, CT Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
94D
Monday,
May 14, 1894
Jacques Opera House
Waterbury, CT
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
94D
Monday,
November 26, 1894
Auditorium
Bridgeport, CT
Lecture Holy Bible Tour:
94G
Tuesday,
December 11, 1894
Lyceum Theatre
New London, CT
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
94G
Tuesday,
April 9, 1895
Opera house
Danbury, CT
Lecture Liberty Tour:
95C
Wednesday,
April 10, 1895
Proctor's Opera House
Hartford, CT
Lecture Holy Bible

opera house half filled

Tour:
95C
Thursday,
April 11, 1895
Willimantic, CT Lecture Holy Bible

first lecture in Willimantic

Tour:
95C
Friday,
April 12, 1895
Norwich, CT Lecture Lincoln Tour:
95C
Tuesday,
September 17, 1895
Stamford, CT Lecture Lincoln Tour:
95D
Sunday,
March 22, 1896
Park City Theater
Bridgeport, CT
Lecture Foundations of Faith
Monday,
March 23, 1896
Derby, CT Lecture Liberty
Tuesday,
March 24, 1896
Loomer Opera House
Willimantic, CT
Lecture Foundations of Faith

large audience

Wednesday,
March 25, 1896
Opera house
Waterbury, CT
Lecture Foundations of Faith
Thursday,
March 26, 1896
Opera house
Danbury, CT
Lecture Holy Bible

small audience

Tuesday,
October 12, 1897
Hartford, CT Lecture Truth Tour:
97E
Tuesday,
October 19, 1897
New Haven, CT Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
97E
Monday,
April 11, 1898
South Norwalk, CT Lecture Liberty Tour:
98C
Tuesday,
April 12, 1898
Derby, CT Lecture Agnostic Tour:
98C
Wednesday,
April 13, 1898
Wallingford, CT Lecture Liberty Tour:
98C
Thursday,
April 14, 1898
Willimantic, CT Lecture Liberty Tour:
98C
Wednesday,
April 20, 1898
New Britain, CT Lecture Liberty Tour:
98C
Thursday,
April 21, 1898
Stamford, CT Lecture Liberty Tour:
98C
Friday,
February 24, 1899
Ansonia, CT Lecture The Devil Tour:
99B