On This Day

What Happened on September 2, 1870

Historical Events


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Napoleon III surrenders to Prussian armies at the Battle of Sedan

Emperor of France Napoleon III
Emperor of France
Napoleon III

Famous Birthdays

  • Archduchess Luise of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (d. 1947)
  • Marie Ault [Mary Cragg], Wigan England

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Saint-Leon, French composer and dancer, dies at 48
1870 Highlights

About September 2, 1870

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 150 years, 1 month and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo