On This Day

June 1870 in History

Events in History

  • 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 22 US Congress creates Department of Justice
  • Jun 26 1st section of Atlantic City (NJ) Boardwalk opens
  • 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)

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 13 Jules Bordet, Belgian bacteriologist (syphillis, Nobel 1919), born in Soignies, Belgium (d. 1961)
  • Jun 14 Sophia of Prussia, Queen consort of Constantine I of Greece, born in New Palace, Potsdam, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1932)
  • Jun 17 George Cormack, American cereal inventor (Wheaties), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jun 18 Edouard Le Roy, French philosopher and mathematician
  • Jun 21 Clara Immerwahr, German chemist, first woman to be awarded a doctorate in chemistry in Germany, born in Polkendorf, Silesia Province, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1915)
  • Jun 24 Horatio Mbelle, South African interpreter, community leader and politician, born in Burgersdorp, Cape Colony (d. 1947)

Deaths in History


Person of interestCharles Dickens

Jun 9 Charles Dickens, English writer ("Oliver Twist"; "A Tale of Two Cities"; "A Christmas Carol"), dies of stroke at 58

Novelist Charles Dickens
Novelist
Charles Dickens
  • Jun 20 Jules de Goncourt, French writer, wrote with his brother Edmond de Goncourt, dies at 39