Robert Green Ingersoll Chronology

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102 Events
Date Location Type of Event Event Name Description Tour
Monday,
January 24, 1876
Tremont House
Chicago, IL
Travel Arrive
Saturday,
February 5, 1876
Grand Pacific Hotel
Chicago, IL
Travel Arrive
Tuesday,
February 29, 1876
Washington, DC Trial Legal case before Supreme Court

State Railroad Tax Cases, Oct 1875 Term, 92 U.S. 375

Saturday,
April 1, 1876
Tremont House
Chicago, IL
Travel Arrive
Wednesday,
May 10, 1876
US District Court
Chicago, IL
Trial Request for Postponement, Munn Trial
Friday,
May 12, 1876
Grand Pacific Hotel
Chicago, IL
Travel Arrive
Friday,
May 12, 1876
US District Court
Chicago, IL
Trial Munn Trial – Opening Remarks
Monday,
May 22, 1876
Chicago, IL Trial Address to Jury, Munn Trial
Wednesday,
May 24, 1876
Peoria, IL Tribute Parker Tribute
Monday,
May 29, 1876
Washington, DC Travel Dinner at the Blaine’s
Friday,
June 9, 1876
Grand Pacific Hotel
Chicago, IL
Interview Chicago Tribune

His Opinion of the Candidates

Thursday,
June 15, 1876
Cincinnati, OH Political Speech Blaine Nomination
Monday,
June 26, 1876
US District Court
Chicago, IL
Trial Railroad Tax Case
Tuesday,
July 4, 1876
Peoria, IL Lecture Centennial Oration
Saturday,
July 8, 1876
Market Street
Chicago, IL
Lecture Cancelled Rally for Hayes

cancelled due to sickness

Friday,
July 28, 1876
Republican Party Headquarters
Chicago, IL
Travel Visiting

had just returned from NY

Wednesday,
August 16, 1876
New York, NY Correspondence Letter to household

heading to Old Orchard Beach,ME

Friday,
August 18, 1876 *
Date is approximate
Boston, MA Travel
Saturday,
August 19, 1876
Rockland, ME Political Speech
Sunday,
August 20, 1876
Augusta, ME Travel

for speech?

Sunday,
August 20, 1876
Rockland, ME Correspondence Letter to household

came from Boston by steamship

Monday,
August 21, 1876
City Hall
Lewiston, ME
Political Speech

3000 present

Tuesday,
August 22, 1876
Portland, ME Correspondence Letter to household
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
Friday,
September 1, 1876
Uncategorized Probably political speech in Maine
Saturday,
September 2, 1876
Augusta, ME Political Speech
Sunday,
September 3, 1876
Uncategorized Probably political speech in Maine
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
Friday,
September 8, 1876
Portland, ME Correspondence Letter to household

have had continual oration in Maine. Will reach home next Friday.

Saturday,
September 9, 1876
Uncategorized possible political speech in NE
Sunday,
September 10, 1876
Cooper Union
New York, NY
Political Speech
Monday,
September 11, 1876
Uncategorized Probably political
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

Thursday,
September 14, 1876
Uncategorized
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
Monday,
September 25, 1876
Peoria, IL Travel left in morning for Ohio

Speaking in Ohio until Oct 2 – then Indiania

Tour:
76B
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
Sunday,
October 1, 1876
Uncategorized 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
Friday,
October 6, 1876
Uncategorized Tour:
76B
Saturday,
October 7, 1876
Wigwam
Terre Haute, IN
Political Speech Tour:
76B
Saturday,
October 7, 1876
Crawfordsville, IN Political Speech Tour:
76B
Sunday,
October 8, 1876
Uncategorized Tour:
76B
Monday,
October 9, 1876
Peoria, IL Travel returned home from Indiana Tour:
76B
Saturday,
October 14, 1876
Peoria, IL Correspondence letter to Col Babcock

will give Chicago address on 21st

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
Sunday,
October 29, 1876
Uncategorized

Political

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
Thursday,
November 2, 1876
Uncategorized 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
Monday,
November 13, 1876
Chicago, IL Correspondence Telegram to Wife
Monday,
November 27, 1876
St. Nicholas? Hotel
New York, NY
Correspondence Letter to Children

We go in the morning to Hartford, back here on Friday, home Monday next

Thursday,
November 30, 1876
Hartford, CT Trial

Some sort of legal business

December, 1876 Evanstown, IL Lecture

possible lecture

Saturday,
December 16, 1876
Washington, DC Trial

railroad business

Saturday,
December 30, 1876
Grand Pacific Hotel
Chicago, IL
Uncategorized