This number is a prime.
The longest official game of chess on record (269 moves) took place in Yugoslavia on 2/17/89 and ended in a draw. Note that 2, 17, 89, and 269 are all prime numbers.
The Electoral College vote for President of the United States could end in a 269-269 vote tie. The race would then go to the House of Representatives where each state delegation would get one vote. [Patterson]
The smallest odd prime formed from the initial digits in the decimal expansion of sum of alternating series of reciprocals of primes. [Beedassy]
On the SEPTA commuter rail system that serves Philadelphia, car 269 was the only one that still showed the name of the predecessor Pennsylvania Railroad (as of 2009). [Litman]
The 269th day of a non-leap year is 26 September (26/9). [Meller]
The prime price in dollars that Patrick Vennebush saw on a store window sign the other day.
Germain anatomist Heinrich Wilhelm Gottfried von Waldeyer-Hartz published 269 papers throughout his career, spanning a range of topics from gross anatomy, histology, physiology, pathology, anthropology, education, history to the arts. [Elsevier]