On This Day

What Happened on February 12, 1870

Day of the Week: Saturday

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

  • Marie Lloyd, English music-hall performer (d. 1922)