On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 1870

Famous Birthdays

Amadeo Giannini

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

  • 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? 151 years, 6 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus