On This Day

What Happened on September 2, 1870

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 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], Wigan England

Famous Deaths

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