On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1870

Historical Events

  • Battle at Gravelotte Privat: Prussia beat France, 32,000 casualties

Famous Birthdays

  • Hugh Bromley-Davenport, England cricketer, born in Chelford, Cheshire, England (d. 1954)

Famous Deaths

  • Felix Salm-Salm, Prussian/US prince/brigadier general, dies in battle
1870 Highlights

About August 18, 1870

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 150 years, 3 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo