On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1870

Historical Events


Notable FireworksBrooklyn Bridge Opens

Construction begins on New York's Brooklyn Bridge; completed May 24, 1883

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Lithograph depicting fireworks on the opening night of the Brooklyn Bridge
Lithograph depicting fireworks on the opening night of the Brooklyn Bridge
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Famous Birthdays

  • Henry Eichheim, American composer (Bali -Symphonic Variations), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1942)
  • Henry Handel Richardson [Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson], Australian novelist (Richard Mahoney), born in East Melbourne, Australia (d. 1946)

Famous Deaths

  • Konstantin Ushinsky, Russian educationalist, dies at 46
1870 Highlights

About January 3, 1870

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 150 years, 10 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn