On This Day

What Happened on June 9, 1870

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Washington: Presdent Grant meets with Sioux chief Red Cloud

Famous Deaths

Person of interestCharles Dickens

Charles Dickens, English writer (David Copperfield, Oliver Twist), dies of stroke at 58

Novelist Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens
  • Erik Drake, Swedish composer (Swedish Academy of Music), dies at 82