On This Day

What Happened on August 29, 1871

Historical Events

  • Emperor Meiji orders the Abolition of the han system and the establishment of prefectures as local centers of administration. (Traditional Japanese date: July 14, 1871).

Famous Birthdays

  • Albert Lebrun, President of France (1932-40), born in Mercy-le-Haut, France (d. 1950)
1871 Highlights

About August 29, 1871

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 148 years, 11 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo