On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 1870

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestAmadeo Giannini

Amadeo Giannini, American banker and entrepreneur (founded Bank of America), born in San Jose, California (d. 1949)

Banker and Entrepreneur Amadeo Giannini
Banker and Entrepreneur
Amadeo Giannini
  • John T. McCutcheon, American cartoonist (Pulitzer Prize-1931), born in South Raub, Tippecanoe County, Indiana (d. 1949)

Famous Deaths

  • James Young Simpson, Scottish obstetrician who popularized chloroform for medicinal use, dies at 58
1870 Highlights

About May 6, 1870

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 150 years, 6 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus