Historical Events on July 30, 1870

About Jul 30, 1870

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 148 years, 1 month and 26 days

Historical Events

  • Staten Island ferry "Westfield" burns, killing 100
  • The Republic of Klipdrift is proclaimed by Transvaal President Andries Pretorius after the discovery of diamonds in South Africa in 1866 resulted in a flood of treasure hunters; ownership of the diamond fields was contested by the Boer republics