On This Day

What Happened on February 14, 1870

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 Birthdays

  • Bob Quinn, American MLB executive (owner Boston Red Sox 1923–33; part owner Boston Braves 1936–45; President National Baseball Hall of Fame 1948–51), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1954)

Famous Deaths

  • St. John Richardson Liddell, American Civil War Confederate General, dies at 54
1870 Highlights

About February 14, 1870

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 151 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius