On This Day

What Happened on December 19, 1870

Historical Events

  • After 31 days at sea in a small boat, William Halford and 3 others reach the island of Kauai, Hawaii to seek help for the shipwrecked USS Saginaw. A capsize in the breakers meant only Halford survived.
1870 Highlights

About December 19, 1870

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 151 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius