On This Day

What Happened on February 12, 1870

Historical Events

  • Official proclamation sets April 15 as last day of grace for US silver coins to circulate in Canada
  • Utah becomes the second territory in the United States to pass a law allowing women the vote, after Wyoming in 1869

Famous Birthdays

  • Joe Howard, American vaudeville, Broadway, and television singer (Gay Nineties Revue), and songwriter ("Hello Ma Baby"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1961) [1]
  • Marie Lloyd, English music-hall performer (d. 1922)
1870 Highlights

About February 12, 1870

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 151 years, 9 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius