On This Day

What Happened on March 21, 1871

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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

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