On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1871

Historical Events

  • Jefferson Long of Georgia is first African American to make an official speech in US House of Representatives (opposing leniency to former Confederates)

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Nikoleyevich Serov, Russian composer, dies at 51
1871 Highlights

About February 1, 1871

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 149 years, 9 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius