Robert Green Ingersoll Chronology

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35 Events
Date Location Type of Event Event Name Description Tour
Tuesday,
September 12, 1876
Academy of Music
Newark, NJ
Political Speech
Thursday,
March 15, 1877
New Institute Hall
Newark, NJ
Lecture Liberty

poorly attended. Switched by audience vote from 827

Tour:
77B
Thursday,
October 24, 1878
Paterson, NJ Lecture
Friday,
October 25, 1878
New Brunswick, NJ Lecture
Saturday,
October 26, 1878
Taylor Opera House
Trenton, NJ
Lecture
Wednesday,
March 5, 1879
Taylor Opera House
Trenton, NJ
Lecture Moses

first lecture of 100 with Redpath as manager

Tour:
79A
Thursday,
March 6, 1879
New Brunswick, NJ Lecture Tour:
79A
Friday,
March 7, 1879
Opera House
Paterson, NJ
Lecture Moses Tour:
79A
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
1882 Edison Labs
Menolo Park, NJ
Miscellaneous Audio Recording – Creed

Location Uncertain – early audio recording made by Ingersoll

Wednesday,
October 27, 1886
Court House
Morristown, NJ
Trial Initial hearing in Reynolds case

requested delay due to trouble with voice

Thursday,
May 19, 1887
Morristown, NJ Trial Reynolds Trial
Wednesday,
March 30, 1892
Camden, NJ Tribute Whitman Tribute Tour:
92B
Sunday,
April 16, 1893
Miner's Theater
Newark, NJ
Lecture Liberty Tour:
93C
Sunday,
April 16, 1893
Miner's Theater
Newark, NJ
Interview Newark Advertiser

last spoke in Newark 20 years earlier (~1873)

Tour:
93C
Sunday,
November 26, 1893
Miner's Newark Theater
Newark, NJ
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
93E
Thursday,
December 28, 1893
Ross' Theatre
Hoboken, NJ
Lecture Liberty Tour:
93F
Sunday,
August 26, 1894
Academy of Music
Atlantic City, NJ
Lecture Liberty

vast audience

Tour:
94E
Sunday,
February 24, 1895
Jacob's Opera House
Hoboken, NJ
Lecture Holy Bible

Ingersoll skirted blasphemy laws by double talk – big audience

Tour:
95B
Sunday,
March 31, 1895
Academy of Music
Jersey City, NJ
Lecture Liberty

used veiled language as in Hoboken lecture

Tour:
95B
Sunday,
April 7, 1895
Miner's Newark Theatre
Newark, NJ
Lecture Holy Bible Tour:
95C
Sunday,
April 28, 1895
Opera house
Paterson, NJ
Lecture Holy Bible Tour:
95C
Tuesday,
April 30, 1895
Allen's Theatre
New Brunswick, NJ
Lecture Holy Bible Tour:
95C
Sunday,
August 4, 1895
Academy of Music
Atlantic City, NJ
Lecture Holy Bible Tour:
95D
Thursday,
December 19, 1895
Quartet Club Hall
Hoboken, NJ
Lecture Foundations of Faith Tour:
95F
Sunday,
December 29, 1895
Academy of Music
Jersey City, NJ
Lecture Holy Bible

300 in audience

Sunday,
March 1, 1896
Opera House
Paterson, NJ
Lecture Foundations of Faith

good-sized audience

Tour:
96C
Tuesday,
March 31, 1896
Academy of Music
Jersey City, NJ
Lecture Liberty
Sunday,
August 2, 1896
Atlantic City, NJ Lecture Tour:
96G
Friday,
February 12, 1897
Trenton, NJ Interview Trenton Evening Times

On reformers

Friday,
February 12, 1897
Taylor Opera House
Trenton, NJ
Lecture Lincoln
Friday,
May 14, 1897
Newark Theatre
Newark, NJ
Lecture Truth Tour:
97D
Sunday,
May 16, 1897
Opera House
Paterson, NJ
Lecture Reform Mankind Tour:
97D
Wednesday,
June 21, 1899
Camden, NJ Trial case of Russell vs. Russell