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What Happened in 1870

Important Events in 1870

  • 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)

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1870 in Music

  • Jun 26 Richard Wagner's opera "Valkyrie", second in his Ring Cycle premieres in Munich, featuring "Ride of the Valkyries"

Famous People in 1870

World Leaders in 1870

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Tower Subway, the world's first underground tube railway, opens in London

On August 2, 1870

Famous Weddings in 1870

  • 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

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