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What Happened on March 21, 1871

Historical Events

  • 33rd Grand National: Irish 1868 winner The Lamb claims second GN at 11/2; ridden by Tommy Pickernell

Historic DiscoveryHenry Morton Stanley's Expedition to Africa

Journalist Henry Morton Stanley begins his famous expedition to Africa

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Welsh journalist and explorer Henry Morton Stanley with Kalulu who he later adopted
Welsh journalist and explorer Henry Morton Stanley with Kalulu who he later adopted
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Event of interestEvent of Interest

Otto von Bismarck elevated to rank of F├╝rst (Prince)

German Statesman Otto von Bismarck
German Statesman
Otto von Bismarck

1871 Highlights

About March 21, 1871

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 149 years, 8 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries