On This Day

Historical Events in June 1870

  • Jun 4 4th Belmont: W Dick aboard Kingfisher wins in 2:59.5
  • Jun 5 Constantinople fire; 900 die

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Jun 9 US President Ulysses S. Grant meets with Sioux Chief Red Cloud at The White House in Washington, D.C.

Union General and US President Ulysses S. Grant
Union General and US President
Ulysses S. Grant
  • Jun 11 1st-stone Amstel Brewery opens in Amsterdam
  • Jun 14 All-pro Cincinnati Red Stockings suffer 1st loss in 130 games
  • Jun 22 US Congress creates Department of Justice
  • Jun 26 1st section of Atlantic City (NJ) Boardwalk opens

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jun 26 Richard Wagner's opera "Valkyrie", second in his Ring Cycle premieres in Munich, featuring "Ride of the Valkyries"

Composer Richard Wagner
Composer
Richard Wagner
  • Jun 28 U.S. Congress creates federal holidays (New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day), initially applicable only to federal employees
  • Jun 30 Ada Kepley becomes 1st American female law college graduate (Old University of Chicago, later Northwestern)