Robert Green Ingersoll Chronology

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32 Events
Date Location Type of Event Event Name Description Tour
Wednesday,
January 13, 1886
Syracuse, NY Trial
Saturday,
January 16, 1886
Denver, CO Interview Denver Tribune

Politics and Theology

Tour:
86A
February, 1886 Chicago, IL Interview Chicago Inter-Ocean

The President and Senate

Tour:
86A
Sunday,
February 7, 1886
Indianapolis, IN Interview Indianapolis Times

Let the Democrats In

Tour:
86A
Wednesday,
February 10, 1886
Grand Pacific Hotel
Chicago, IL
Interview Chicago Inter-Ocean

Civil Service Reform

Tour:
86A
Wednesday,
March 3, 1886
Denison Hotel
Indianapolis, IN
Correspondence Letter to Maude
April, 1886 Brooklyn, NY Interview Brooklyn NY Citizen

Ingersoll on McGlynn

Thursday,
April 15, 1886 *
Date is approximate
Boston, MA Lecture
Tuesday,
April 20, 1886 *
Date is approximate
Barnstable, MA Trial
Tuesday,
May 11, 1886
Metropolitan Hotel
New York, NY
Lecture Address to Hotel Owners
Friday,
May 21, 1886
New York, NY Trial opening speech to jury

trial: Bankers’ and Merchants’ Telegraph vs. Western Union

Wednesday,
May 26, 1886
New York, NY Interview NY Herald
Friday,
June 11, 1886
New York, NY Trial Farnsworth vs. Western Union
July, 1886 *
Date is approximate
IL Miscellaneous afflicted with growths on vocal cords – lecturing curtailed

returning from Illinois

Saturday,
August 7, 1886
New York, NY Interview NY Herald

Atheism and Citizenship

Monday,
August 23, 1886
Albany, NY Trial People vs. Squire
September, 1886 United States Hotel
Saratoga Springs, NY
Travel

traveling from Albany to Franconia NH to meet family

Saturday,
September 4, 1886
New York, NY Travel Returning from 2-3 week vacation with family at “mountain resort”
Wednesday,
September 29, 1886
Cincinnati, OH Interview Cincinnati Times Star

Railroads and Politics

Wednesday,
September 29, 1886
Cincinnati, OH Interview Cincinnati Enquirer

The Labor Question

Monday,
October 11, 1886
New York, NY Interview NY Herald

Henry George and Labor

Sunday,
October 17, 1886
Parker House
Boston, MA
Interview Boston Evening Traveller

Prohibition

Monday,
October 25, 1886
New York, NY Interview NY World

Labor Question and Socialism

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

requested delay due to trouble with voice

Wednesday,
November 3, 1886
Chicago, IL Interview Chicago Times

Henry George and Socialism

Thursday,
November 11, 1886
Chickering Hall
New York, NY
Miscellaneous Opened Congress of American Secular Union
Sunday,
November 14, 1886
Chickering Hall
New York, NY
Lecture A Lay Sermon

before 10th annual congress of American Secular Union

Sunday,
December 5, 1886
New York, NY Miscellaneous Dinner for Buffalo Bill Cody
Monday,
December 13, 1886
New York, NY Lecture Thirteen Club Dinner
Monday,
December 13, 1886
New York, NY Interview NY Herald

Reply to the Rev. B. F. Morse

Saturday,
December 18, 1886 *
Date is approximate
Washington, DC Lecture
Wednesday,
December 29, 1886
State Supreme Court
Hartford, CT
Trial Representing Mr. Simpson

private legal matter