What Happened on March 1, 1870

Historical Events

Battle of Cerro Corá

War of the Triple Alliance finally ends with the Battle of Cerro Corá and the death of Paraguayan Dictator Francisco Solano López after over 5 years of bloodshed between Paraguay and Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay

Famous Deaths

Francisco Solano LópezFrancisco Solano López (1826-1870)

President and Dictator of Paraguay (1862-70), shouts "¡Muero con mi patria!" (I die with my nation) and dies in a struggle with Brazilian soldiers attempting to disarm him at 43

1870 Highlights

About March 1, 1870

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 152 years, 9 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces