Historical Events in October 1871

  • 1st General Dutch Werkliedenverbond (ANWV), forms in Utrecht

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2nd Brigham Young, mormon leader, arrested for bigamy

Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church Brigham Young
Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church
Brigham Young
  • 6th Fisk Jubilee Singers begin 1st national tour
  • 7th 16-hour fire injures 30 of Chicago's 185 firefighters
  • 8th Forest fire destroys Peshtigo, Wisconsin
  • 8th Great Fire kills 200, destroys over 4 square miles (10 square km) of Chicago buildings, & original Emancipation Proclamation
  • 11th Great Chicago Fire is finally extinguished after 3 days, 300 killed
  • 12th US President Grant condemns Ku Klux Klan
  • 13th The Delphic Fraternity is founded as the Delphic Society at the State Normal School in Geneseo, New York.
  • 17th Great Britain annexes Griqualand South Africa
  • 21st 1st US amateur outdoor athletic games (NY)
  • 23rd Columbia & Sappho (US) beat Livonia (UK) in 3rd America's Cup
  • 24th Mob in Los Angeles, California hang 18 Chinese

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27th Boss Tweed (William Macy Tweed), Democratic leader of Tammany Hall, arrested after NY Times exposed his corruption

Politician Boss Tweed
Politician
Boss Tweed
  • 30th Phila Athletics beat Chicago for 1st National Association baseball pennant
  • 31st Founding of Netherland Protestant Union in Dokkum