On This Day

What Happened on March 31, 1870

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Thomas Mundy Peterson of Perth Amboy, New Jersey is the first African American to vote in the US (in a local election on town's charter)

Famous Birthdays

  • Tommy Ryan, American boxer (World Welterweight, Middleweight champion), born in Redwood, NY (d. 1948)