What Happened on September 2, 1870

Historical Events

Victory in Battle

Napoleon III surrenders to Prussian armies at the Battle of Sedan

Famous Birthdays

  • Archduchess Luise of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (d. 1947)
  • Marie Ault [Mary Cragg], English actress (The Lodger), born in Wigan, England (d. 1951)
Born in 1870

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? 152 years, 8 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo