On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1871

Famous Birthdays

  • Theodore Dreiser, American novelist (Sister Carie, American Tragedy), born in Terre Haute, Indiana (d. 1945)

Famous Deaths

  • William Whiting Boardman, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut), dies at 76
1871 Highlights

About August 27, 1871

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 148 years, 11 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo