On This Day

What Happened on February 14, 1870

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Esther Morris appointed US' first female in Justice of the Peace in South Pass City, Wyoming, after previous justice, R.S. Barr, resigned to protest passage of Wyoming Territory's women's suffrage amendment in 1869
  • Seraph Young becomes the first woman to legally vote in the modern United States, two days after the Utah legislature passed a law allowing women the vote

Famous Deaths

  • St. John Richardson Liddell, American Civil War Confederate General, dies at 54