September 1870 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 Napoleon III captured at Sedan
  • Sep 2 Napoleon III surrenders to Prussian armies
  • Sep 4 The Third French Republic proclaimed as French overthrow Emperor Napoleon III (who ironically was the elected president of the Second French Republic) after his defeat by Prussia at Sedan
  • Sep 6 Ship sinks in Gulf of Biscay; 483 die
  • Sep 8 Netherlands & Britain sign "Koelietraktaat" Br-Indian contract work in Suriname
  • Sep 10 Dutch Jurist Cooperation forms
  • Sep 15 Dutch 1st Chamber abolishes Capital punishment (20-18)
  • Sep 19 Siege of Paris by Prussian Forces begins (lasts until January 28 1871)

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Sep 20 Capture of Rome by Italian army under Victor Emmanuel II unifies Italy and ends 1,116 year reign of Papal States

King of Sardinia and Italy Victor Emmanuel II
King of Sardinia and Italy
Victor Emmanuel II

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Sep 20 Mayor William Tweed accused of robbing NY treasury

Politician Boss Tweed
Boss Tweed
  • Sep 20 Pope Pius IX surrenders to King Victor Emmanuel

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 2 Marie Ault, [Mary Cragg], Wigan England
  • Sep 2 Archduchess Luise of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (d. 1947)
  • Sep 4 Friedrich Panzer, German germanist (Das Nibelungenlied)
  • Sep 7 Aleksander Kuprin, Russian author (Pojedinok) [OS=Aug 26]
  • Sep 18 Clark Wissler, anthropologist (American Indian)
  • Sep 24 Georges Claude, inventor (neon light)
  • Sep 26 Christian X, king of Denmark (1912-47)
  • Sep 30 Jean Perrin, France, physicist, studied Brownian motion (Nobel 1926)
  • Sep 30 Thomas W. Lamont, American banker; father of Corliss Lamont; great-grandfather of Ned Lamont (d. 1948)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 11 Eugenio Lucas y Padilla, Spanish poet, dies at about 46
  • Sep 12 Fitz Hugh Ludlow, American author (b. 1836)
  • Sep 23 Prosper Mérimée, French author (b. 1803)
  • Sep 27 Henry TP Comstock, Canadian silver prospector, dies at 50