On This Day

What Happened on September 4, 1870

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • The Third French Republic proclaimed as French overthrow Emperor Napoleon III (who ironically was the elected president of the Second French Republic) after his defeat by Prussia at Sedan

Famous Birthdays

  • Friedrich Panzer, German germanist (Das Nibelungenlied), born in Asch, Bohemia (d. 1956)