On This Day

1870 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

  • Nov 1 US Weather Bureau begins operations (24 locations)
  • Nov 8 Democratic governor elected in Tennessee
  • Nov 15 Bathe becomes member of Noordduitse Union
  • Nov 16 Spanish Parliament, "the Cortes" formally elects Italian Prince Amedeo Ferdinando Maria as King Amadeo I of Spain
  • Nov 29 Compulsory education proclaimed in England
  • Dec 12 Joseph Rainey (South Carolina) becomes 1st African American to serve in US House of Representatives
  • Dec 22 Jules Janssen flies in a balloon in order to study a solar eclipse
  • Dec 26 The 12.8-km long Fréjus Rail Tunnel through the Alps is completed.
  • Dec 31 J D Schneiter patents rocket mail in France, (not done)

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 21 Sir Patrick Duncan, Governor-General of the Union of South Africa (1937 to 1943), born in Ellon, United Kingdom (d. 1943)
  • Dec 25 Helena Rubinstein, Polish-born American cosmetics industrialist (d. 1965)

Weddings in History


Deaths in History