On This Day

What Happened on March 3, 1871

Historical Events

  • US Congress changes Indian tribes status from independent to dependent
  • US Congress establishes the civil service system

Famous Birthdays

  • Maurice Garin, French cyclist (d. 1957)
1871 Highlights

About March 3, 1871

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 149 years, 8 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces