On This Day

What Happened on January 15, 1870

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


USADemocratic Party Symbol

Donkey first used as symbol of Democratic Party, in Harper's Weekly
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The American donkey, for over 100 years the symbol of the Democratic Party
The American donkey, for over 100 years the symbol of the Democratic Party

Famous Birthdays

  • Johan Peter Koch, Danish officer/explorer (Greenland)
  • Pierre S. du Pont, American businessman (d. 1954)