Robert Green Ingersoll Chronology

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Date Location Type of Event Event Name Description Tour
Wednesday,
November 15, 1871 *
Date is approximate
Davenport, IA Trial

case lasted 3 days

Monday,
September 9, 1872
Keokuk, IA Political Speech Liberal Reform Party

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

November, 1876 Moulton, IA Political Speech Tour:
76C
Monday,
November 6, 1876
Burtis Opera House
Davenport, IA
Political Speech
Saturday,
April 21, 1877
Snow's Academy
Council Bluffs, IA
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Wednesday,
April 25, 1877
Gibbon's Opera House
Keokuk, IA
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Thursday,
April 26, 1877
Union Hall
Burlington, IA
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Wednesday,
May 9, 1877
Moore's Opera House
Des Moines, IA
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Wednesday,
May 14, 1879
Bedford, IA Lecture

possible lecture

Thursday,
November 16, 1882
Green's Opera House
Cedar Rapids, IA
Lecture Talmagian Theology

at least 1400 in audience

Tour:
82C
Friday,
November 17, 1882
Burtis Opera House
Davenport, IA
Lecture Talmagian Theology

600 in audience

Tour:
82C
Saturday,
November 18, 1882 *
Date is approximate
Ottumwa, IA Lecture

Date approximate

Tour:
82C
Friday,
November 24, 1882
Opera House
Creston, IA
Lecture Talmagian Theology Tour:
82C
Tuesday,
January 15, 1884
Pacific Junction, IA Travel Telegraph to Denver Tour:
84A
Tuesday,
July 8, 1884
Grand Opera House
Des Moines, IA
Lecture Orthodoxy

1600 in audience – house filled

Tour:
84D
Thursday,
July 10, 1884
Academy
Sioux City, IA
Lecture Tour:
84D
Friday,
May 22, 1885
Des Moines, IA Interview Des Moines Iowa State Register

Religion, Prohibition and Gen. Grant

Tour:
85E
Wednesday,
May 27, 1885
Aborn Hotel
Des Moines, IA
Interview Des Moines Iowa State Register Tour:
85E
Thursday,
May 28, 1885
Grand Opera House
Des Moines, IA
Lecture Which Way? Tour:
85E
Friday,
October 20, 1893
Dohany's Theater
Council Bluffs, IA
Lecture Tour:
93D
Thursday,
October 26, 1893
Sioux City, IA Lecture Liberty

1400 in audience

Tour:
93D
Wednesday,
February 7, 1894
Keokuk, IA Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
94B
Thursday,
February 8, 1894
Burlington, IA Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
94B
Thursday,
February 8, 1894
Union Hotel
Burlington, IA
Correspondence Letter to Maud Tour:
94B
Friday,
February 9, 1894
Ballingall's
Ottumwa, IA
Correspondence Letter to Maud Tour:
94B
Friday,
February 9, 1894
Grand Opera House
Ottumwa, IA
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
94B
Saturday,
February 10, 1894
Des Moines, IA Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
94B
Sunday,
February 11, 1894
Savery House
Des Moines, IA
Correspondence Letter to Maud Tour:
94B
Sunday,
February 11, 1894
Burtis Opera House
Davenport, IA
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
94B
Monday,
February 12, 1894
Kimball Hotel
Davenport, IA
Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
94B
Monday,
February 12, 1894
Grand Opera House
Dubuque, IA
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
94B
Tuesday,
February 13, 1894
Hotel Julien
Dubuque, IA
Correspondence Letter to children

splendid house at Davenport. Should be home on the 25th

Tour:
94B
Wednesday,
February 14, 1894
Hotel Julien
Dubuque, IA
Correspondence Letter to children

Fine house here last night. Just starting for La Crosse.

Tour:
94B
Wednesday,
January 16, 1895
Grand Opera House
Dubuque, IA
Lecture Holy Bible Tour:
95A
Thursday,
January 17, 1895
Greene Opera House
Cedar Rapids, IA
Lecture Holy Bible Tour:
95A
Thursday,
January 17, 1895
Grand Hotel
Cedar Rapids, IA
Correspondence Letter to Maud Tour:
95A
Friday,
January 18, 1895
Burtis Opera House
Davenport, IA
Lecture Holy Bible Tour:
95A
Saturday,
January 19, 1895
Foster's Opera House
Des Moines, IA
Lecture Holy Bible Tour:
95A
Monday,
September 2, 1895
Clear Lake Park
Mason City, IA
Lecture Lincoln

10,000 in audience

Tour:
95D
Sunday,
September 8, 1895
Crocker Woods
Des Moines, IA
Lecture Lincoln

4-5 thousand in audience

Tour:
95D
Monday,
September 9, 1895
Marshalltown, IA Lecture Lincoln Tour:
95D
Friday,
October 25, 1895
Grand Opera House
Burlington, IA
Lecture Which Way? Tour:
95E
Saturday,
October 26, 1895
Keokuk, IA Lecture Tour:
95E
Monday,
December 2, 1895
Creston, IA Lecture Foundations of Faith Tour:
95F
Tuesday,
December 3, 1895
Opera house
Ottumwa, IA
Lecture Foundations of Faith Tour:
95F
Wednesday,
December 4, 1895
Waterloo, IA Lecture Lincoln Tour:
95F
Thursday,
December 5, 1895 *
Date is approximate
Des Moines, IA Interview Des Moines State Register Tour:
95F
Thursday,
December 5, 1895
Des Moines, IA Lecture Lincoln Tour:
95F
Friday,
December 6, 1895 *
Date is approximate
Davenport, IA Interview Davenport Republican Tour:
95F
Friday,
December 6, 1895
Burtis
Davenport, IA
Lecture Foundations of Faith Tour:
95F
Saturday,
December 7, 1895
Graham
Burlington, IA
Lecture Liberty Tour:
95F
Wednesday,
May 6, 1896
Foster's Opera House
Des Moines, IA
Lecture Foundations of Faith

small audience

Tour:
96E
Thursday,
May 7, 1896
Burtis Opera House
Davenport, IA
Lecture Agnostic Tour:
96E
Monday,
May 11, 1896 *
Date is approximate
Dubuque, IA Interview Dubuque Tribune Tour:
96E
Friday,
January 20, 1899
The Savery House
Des Moines, IA
Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
99A
Friday,
January 20, 1899
Des Moines, IA Lecture Superstition Tour:
99A
Tuesday,
March 14, 1899
Davenport, IA Lecture The Devil Tour:
99B