On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1871

Historical Events

  • Great Britain annexes Griqualand, South Africa

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Ulysses S. Grant suspends habeas corpus in parts of South Carolina during prosecutions against Ku Klux Klan

Union General and US President Ulysses S. Grant
Union General and US President
Ulysses S. Grant

1871 Highlights

About October 17, 1871

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 148 years, 8 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra