What Happened on January 17, 1871

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1st cable car patented, by Andrew Smith Hallidie in the US (begins service in 1873)

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty and British Admiral of the Fleet during World War I (Battle of Jutland), born in Nantwich, England (d. 1936)

British Admiral of the Fleet David Beatty
British Admiral of the Fleet
David Beatty