What Happened on January 17, 1871

Historical Events

  • 1st cable car patented, by Andrew Smith Hallidie in the US (begins service in 1873)

Famous Birthdays

David BeattyDavid Beatty (1871-1936)

1st Earl Beatty and British Admiral of the Fleet during World War I (Battle of Jutland), born in Nantwich, England

Born in 1871
1871 Highlights

About January 17, 1871

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 152 years, 4 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn