On This Day

What Happened on January 23, 1870

Historical Events

  • Marias Massacre: Approximately 200 Piegan Blackfeet Indians (mostly women, children, and elderly men) killed by US Army, in Montana Territory, spawning outrage and preventing the military from regaining control of the Bureau of Indian Affairs [1] [2]

Famous Birthdays

  • William Morgan, American physical education instructor and inventor of "mintonette" (now known as volleyball), born in Lockport, New York (d. 1942)
1870 Highlights

About January 23, 1870

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 151 years, 11 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius