1870 in History – What happened in year 1870

In history, year 1870 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1870.

Know what happened in 1870:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
12 March The Bulgarian Exarchate, the official name of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church before its autocephaly was recognized by the other Orthodox churches in the 1950s, was established by the firman of Sultan Abdülâziz of the Ottoman Empire.
15 July Manitoba and the Northwest Territories were establishedfollowing the transfer of Rupert's Land and the North-Western Territoryfrom the Hudson's Bay Company to Canada.
18 July The First Vatican Council declared that the Pope is infalliblewhen he solemnly declares a dogmatic teaching on faith as beingcontained in divine revelation.
02 AugustTower Subway (pictured), the world's first underground tuberailway, opened beneath the River Thames in London.
27 FebruaryThe current flag of Japan was first adopted as the nationalflag for Japanese merchant ships.
03 February The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution wasratified, granting voting rights to citizens regardless of 'race, color,or previous condition of servitude'.
18 JulyThe First Vatican Council declared that the Pope is infalliblewhen he solemnly declares a dogmatic teaching on faith as beingcontained in divine revelation.
02 AugustTower Subway (interior pictured), one of the world's earliestunderground tube railways, opened beneath the River Thames in London.
15 JulyManitoba and the Northwest Territories were establishedfollowing the transfer of Rupert's Land and the North-Western Territoryfrom the Hudson's Bay Company to Canada.
18 JulyThe First Vatican Council declared that the Pope is infalliblewhen he solemnly declares a dogmatic teaching on faith as beingcontained in divine revelation.
23 JanuaryAmerican Indian Wars-The United States Army massacred afriendly band of Piegan Blackfeet in Montana Territory, resulting inabout 200 deaths, mostly women, children, and elderly men.
25 FebruaryRepresenting Mississippi in the Senate, Hiram Rhodes Revels became the first African American to serve in the United States Congress.
27 FebruaryThe current flag of Japan was first adopted as the national flag for Japanese merchant ships.
15 JulyManitoba and the Northwest Territories were established following the transfer of Rupert's Land and the North-Western Territoryfrom the Hudson's Bay Company to Canada.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1870:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 January Ernst Barlach / Sculptor / Germany
03 MayAlexandre Benois / Painter / Russia
03 JulyR. B. Bennett / Politician / Canada
06 MayWalter Rutherford / Golfer / Scotland
09 January Joseph Strauss / Engineer / United States of America
10 March David Riazanov / Politician / Russia
11 MayOtto von Friesen / Academic / Sweden
11 AugustTom Richardson / Cricketer / United Kingdom
16 JulyLambert McKenna / Priest / Ireland
18 March Agnes Sime Baxter / Mathematician / Canada
18 OctoberD. T. Suzuki / Author / Japan
18 JuneÉdouard Le Roy / Philosopher / France
21 NovemberStanley Jackson / Politician / United Kingdom
22 SeptemberArthur Pryor / Composer / United States of America
22 NovemberHarry Graham / Cricketer / Australia
24 MayJan Smuts / Politician / South Africa
27 JulyHilaire Belloc / Writer / France
28 DecemberCharles Bennett / Runner / United Kingdom
29 JuneJoseph Carl Breil / Composer / United States of America
30 SeptemberThomas W. Lamont / Banker / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1870:

YearName / Profession / Country
05 NovemberChittaranjan Das / Politician / India
09 DecemberIda S. Scudder / Physician / India
05 NovemberChittaranjan Das / Freedom Fighter / India
30 AprilDadasaheb Phalke / Producer / India

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