What Happened in 1870

Significant Events

  • Feb 3 US state of Iowa ratifies the 15th Amendment of the United States Constitution allowing suffrage for all races & colour
  • Mar 30 15th Amendment to the US constitution is adopted, guarantees right to vote regardless of race
  • Sep 19 Siege of Paris by Prussian Forces begins (lasts until January 28 1871)
More Historical Events

World Leaders in 1870

Famous People in 1870

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 10 Deputy sheriff Wyatt Earp (21) weds Urilla Sutherland in Lamar, Texas
  • Feb 2 American writer (Huckleberry Finn) Samuel Langhorne Clemens, pen name Mark Twain, (34) marries Olivia Langdon (24) in Elmira, NY
  • Mar 28 Impressionist Painter Claude Monet (29) weds model Camille Doncieux in Paris
  • Jul 5 Prime Minister of Canada John Thompson (24) weds Annie E. Affleck (25) in Portland, Maine
  • Aug 25 German composer Richard Wagner (57) weds Franz Liszt's daughter Cosima Liszt (32) at a Protestant church in Lucerne, Switzerland