June 1870 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 5 Constantinople fire; 900 die
  • Jun 9 Washington: Pres Grant meets with Sioux chief Red Cloud
  • Jun 11 1st-stone Amstel Brewery opens in Amsterdam
  • Jun 22 1st Boardwalk in America invented
  • Jun 22 US Congress creates Department of Justice
  • Jun 26 1st section of Atlantic City (NJ) Boardwalk opens
  • Jun 26 The Christian holiday of Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States.
  • Jun 30 Ada Kepley becomes 1st female law college graduate

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 13 Jules JBV Bordet, Belgian bacteriologist (syphillis, Nobel 1919)
  • Jun 14 Sophia of Prussia, consort of Constantine I of Greece (d. 1932)
  • Jun 17 George Cormack, cereal inventor (Wheaties)
  • Jun 18 Edouard Le Roy, French philosopher and mathematician
  • Jun 21 Clara Immerwahr, German chemist (d. 1915)
  • Jun 24 Horatio Mbelle, Cape Colony, South African interpreter, community leader and politician

Deaths in History

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Jun 9 Charles Dickens, English writer (David Copperfield, Oliver Twist), dies at 58

Novelist Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens
  • Jun 20 Jules de Goncourt, French writer, wrote with his brother Edmond de Goncourt, dies at 39