Year 1870 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 3 US state of Iowa ratifies the 15th Amendment of the United States Constitution allowing suffrage for all races & colour
  • Mar 30 15th Amendment to the US constitution is adopted, guarantees right to vote regardless of race

Historical Marriages

  • Jan 10 Deputy sheriff Wyatt Earp (21) weds Urilla Sutherland in Lamar, Texas
  • Feb 2 American writer (Huckleberry Finn) Samuel Langhorne Clemens, pen name Mark Twain, (34) marries Olivia Langdon (24) in Elmira, NY
  • Jul 5 Future Prime Minister of Canada John Thompson (24) weds Annie E. Affleck (25) in Portland, Maine