What Happened in 1871

Significant Events

  • Jan 18 Second German Empire proclaimed by Kaiser Wilhelm I and Otto von Bismarck
  • Mar 21 Journalist Henry Morton Stanley begins his famous expedition to Africa
  • Mar 26 Municipal elections bring revolutionaries to power in Paris to form Commune government
  • May 21 -July 28] French regular troops attack Commune of Paris; 17,000 die
  • Dec 24 Giusseppi Verdi's "Aida" opera premieres in Cairo
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Henry Morton Stanley encounters David Livingstone at Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika in Central Africa, with the immortal words 'Dr Livingstone, I presume?'

On November 10, 1871


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