Historical Events in June 1870

  • Jun 4 4th Belmont: W Dick aboard Kingfisher wins in 2:59.5
  • Jun 5 Constantinople fire; 900 die
  • Jun 9 Washington: Presdent Grant meets with Sioux chief Red Cloud
  • 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 25 Opera "Die Walk├╝re (The Valkyrie)" is produced (Munich)
  • Jun 26 1st section of Atlantic City (NJ) Boardwalk opens

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

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Richard Wagner
  • Jun 28 U.S. Congress creates federal holidays (New Years 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)