On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1871

Historical Events

  • Segregated street cars integrated in Louisville, Kentucky

Famous Deaths

  • Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber, French opera composer, dies at 89
  • John F W Herschel, British astronomer (Catalogue of Nebulae), dies
1871 Highlights

About May 12, 1871

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 149 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus