On This Day

What Happened on July 30, 1870

Historical Events

  • Staten Island ferry "Westfield" burns, killing 100
  • The Republic of Klipdrift is proclaimed by Transvaal President Andries Pretorius after the discovery of diamonds in South Africa in 1866 resulted in a flood of treasure hunters; ownership of the diamond fields was contested by the Boer republics
1870 Highlights

About July 30, 1870

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 151 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo