On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 1870

Historical Events

  • Joseph Rainey (South Carolina) becomes 1st African American to serve in US House of Representatives

Famous Birthdays

  • Walter Benona Sharp, American oil tycoon, born in Tipton County, Tennessee (d. 1912)
1870 Highlights

About December 12, 1870

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 149 years, 8 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius