On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1870

Famous Birthdays

  • Ernst Barlach, German writer and artist, born in Wedel (d. 1938)
  • Tex Rickard, American boxing promoter and entrepreneur (founder NHL New York Rangers; builder third incarnation of Madison Square Garden, NYC), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1929)
1870 Highlights

About January 2, 1870

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 150 years and 6 months
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn