On This Day

What Happened on July 24, 1870

Historical Events

  • 1st trans-US rail service begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., American landscape architect, born in Staten Island, New York (d. 1957)
1870 Highlights

About July 24, 1870

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 150 years, 3 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo