On This Day

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 Beatty

David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty and British Admiral of the Fleet during World War I (Battle of Jutland), born in Nantwich, England (d. 1936)

1871 Highlights

About January 17, 1871

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 150 years, 10 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn