On This Day

What Happened on May 11, 1871

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Schlesinger, American astronomer (d. 1943)

Famous Deaths

  • John Herschel, English cataloguer of southern hemisphere stars, dies at 79
1871 Highlights

About May 11, 1871

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 149 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus