March 1871 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 1 J Milton Turner named US minister to Liberia
  • Mar 3 US Congress changes Indian tribes status from independent to dependent
  • Mar 3 US Congress establishes the civil service system
  • Mar 16 1st fertilizer law enacted
  • Mar 17 National Association of Professional Base-Ball players organized
  • Mar 18 Communards revolt in Paris

CommunicationHenry Morton Stanley's Expedition to Africa

Mar 21 Journalist Henry Morton Stanley begins his famous expedition to Africa

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Mar 21 Otto Von Bismarck elevated to rank of Fürst (Prince)

German Statesman Otto Von Bismarck
German Statesman
Otto Von Bismarck
  • Mar 22 William Holden of NC becomes 1st governor removed by impeachment
  • Mar 26 Municipal elections bring revolutionaries to power in Paris to form Commune government
  • Mar 28 SF Art Association holds open reception at 430 Pine

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Mar 29 Royal Albert Hall opened by Queen Victoria in London

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 4 Boris Galerkin, Russian mathematician (d. 1945)
  • Mar 5 Maria do Carmo Geronimo, Brazilian lives to be at least 126
  • Mar 5 Rosa Luxemburg, Socialist revolutionary (d. 1919)
  • Mar 26 Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana'ole of the Kingdom of Hawaii (d. 1922)
  • Mar 27 Heinrich Mann, Germany, novelist/essayist (Blue Angel); bros of Thomas
  • Mar 27 Petrus J M Aalberse, Dutch minister of Labor (1918-25)
  • Mar 31 Arthur Griffith, President of Ireland (d. 1922)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 18 Augustus De Morgan, Indian-born British mathematician and logician (b. 1806)
  • Mar 19 Wilhelm Karl Ritter von Haidinger, Austrian mineralogist (b. 1795)
  • Mar 30 W F A A Louisa/Lovisa, queen of Sweden/Norway, dies at 42