On This Day

What Happened on January 15, 1870

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
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Famous Birthdays

  • Johan Peter Koch, Danish captain & explorer (Greenland), born in Vestenskov, Denmark (d. 1928)
  • Pierre S. du Pont, American businessman, born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 1954)
1870 Highlights

About January 15, 1870

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 150 years, 9 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn