On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1871

Historical Events

  • Segregated street cars integrated in Louisville, Kentucky

Famous Deaths

  • Daniel Fran├žois Esprit Auber, French opera composer (Fra Diavolo), dies at 89
  • John F. W. Herschel, British astronomer (Catalogue of Nebulae), dies at 79
1871 Highlights

About May 12, 1871

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 150 years, 5 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus