Robert Green Ingersoll Chronology

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40 Events
Date Location Type of Event Event Name Description Tour
Saturday,
July 1, 1848
Waukesha, WI Miscellaneous family moved

village then known as Praireville – left a little more than 6 months later for Illinois

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
Saturday,
April 28, 1877
Academy of Music
Milwaukee, WI
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Tuesday,
May 1, 1877
Madison, WI Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Wednesday,
May 2, 1877
Academy of Music
Milwaukee, WI
Lecture Progress Tour:
77C
Sunday,
January 26, 1879
La Crosse, WI Interview La Crosse Republican and Leader

on tour?

Sunday,
April 13, 1879
Academy of Music
Milwaukee, WI
Lecture Moses Tour:
79B
Monday,
April 14, 1879
Opera House
Racine, WI
Lecture Moses Tour:
79B
Sunday,
February 8, 1880
Academy of Music
Milwaukee, WI
Lecture Gods Tour:
80B
Sunday,
September 26, 1880
Grand Opera House
Milwaukee, WI
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
80E
Wednesday,
December 3, 1884
Academy of Music
Milwaukee, WI
Lecture Orthodoxy

large audience

Tour:
84F
Saturday,
May 16, 1885 *
Date is approximate
Janesville, WI Lecture

probable lecture shortly before Oshkosh

Tour:
85E
Monday,
May 18, 1885
Opera House
Oshkosh, WI
Lecture Which Way? Tour:
85E
Tuesday,
May 19, 1885
Grand Opera House
Fond du Lac, WI
Lecture Which Way? Tour:
85E
Sunday,
April 17, 1892 *
Date is approximate
Astor House
Green Bay, WI
Miscellaneous

weighed in at 231 pounds – lecture @ Green Bay?

Tour:
92C
Saturday,
October 29, 1892
Davidson
Milwaukee, WI
Lecture Voltaire Tour:
92E
Wednesday,
February 14, 1894
New La Crosse Theatre
La Crosse, WI
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
94B
Saturday,
February 17, 1894
Grand Opera House
West Superior, WI
Lecture Liberty

town apparently absorbed by Superior in later years

Tour:
94B
Monday,
February 19, 1894
Park Hotel
Madison, WI
Correspondence Letter to children

letter is dated the 9th however much better match to 19th

Tour:
94B
Monday,
February 19, 1894
Fuller Opera House
Madison, WI
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
94B
Tuesday,
February 20, 1894
Janesville, WI Lecture Lincoln Tour:
94B
Tuesday,
February 20, 1894
Park Hotel
Janesville, WI
Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
94B
Monday,
January 7, 1895
Hotel Pfister
Milwaukee, WI
Correspondence Letter to Maud Tour:
95A
Monday,
January 7, 1895
Stadt Theater
Milwaukee, WI
Lecture Holy Bible Tour:
95A
Tuesday,
January 8, 1895
Opera house
Oshkosh, WI
Lecture Liberty Tour:
95A
Wednesday,
January 9, 1895
Park Hotel
Madison, WI
Correspondence Letter to Maud Tour:
95A
Wednesday,
January 9, 1895
Madison, WI Lecture Tour:
95A
Monday,
January 14, 1895
EauClaire, WI Lecture Tour:
95A
Tuesday,
January 15, 1895
La Crosse, WI Lecture Tour:
95A
Thursday,
November 21, 1895
Pabst Theater
Milwaukee, WI
Lecture Foundations of Faith

2000 in audience

Tour:
95F
Saturday,
April 11, 1896
Pabst Theater
Milwaukee, WI
Lecture Liberty

about 1000 in audience

Tour:
96D
Monday,
November 16, 1896
Janesville, WI Lecture Holy Bible

suffered a sciatica attack during lecture (Smith has Nov 13)

Tour:
96I
Tuesday,
November 17, 1896
Madison, WI Lecture Foundations of Faith

suffered 2nd attack while in Madison

Tour:
96I
Wednesday,
November 18, 1896
Beloit, WI Lecture Liberty

suffered 3rd attack

Tour:
96I
Tuesday,
March 9, 1897 *
Date is approximate
Milwaukee, WI Lecture Reform Mankind Tour:
97B
Saturday,
November 27, 1897
Milwaukee, WI Lecture Tour:
97F
Friday,
January 13, 1899
Blatz Hotel
Milwaukee, WI
Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
99A