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Historical Events in September 1870

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Sep 1 Napoleon III captured at Sedan

Emperor of France Napoleon III
Emperor of France
Napoleon III
  • Sep 4 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
  • Sep 6 Ship sinks in Gulf of Biscay; 483 die
  • Sep 8 Netherlands and Britain sign "Koelietraktaat" an agreement to allow Indian contract workers from Calcutta to work in sugar plantations in Suriname
  • Sep 10 Dutch Jurist Cooperation forms
  • Sep 15 Dutch 1st Chamber abolishes Capital punishment (20-18)
  • Sep 15 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Tom Morris, Jr. wins third straight title; again beats Bob Kirk, this time by 12 strokes
  • Sep 19 Siege of Paris by Prussian Forces begins (lasts until January 28 1871)
  • Sep 20 Capture of Rome by Italian army, Pope Pius IX surrenders to King Victor Emmanuel which unifies Italy and ends 1,116 year reign of Papal States

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Sep 20 Mayor William Tweed accused of robbing NY treasury

Politician and Businessman Boss Tweed
Politician and Businessman
Boss Tweed