1869 is a year o the Gregorian Calendar.
- 1st January: Sigma Nu, the first anti-hazing Fraternity is foundit.
- 8t December : The first Vatican cooncil is officially open'd, provokit bi the Pape Pie IX tae discuss o the dogma o papal unfailingness (1869-1870); the cooncil is interrupted bi French-German weir.
- 2t February: In Algeria a rebellion o 4000 men is beated bi colonel Sounis.
- 29 Mey: The British Parliament passes the Capital Punishment (heid peikin) within Prisons Bill, thus endin public hangin.