On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1870

Historical Events

Brooklyn Bridge Opens

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

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? 151 years, 11 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn