On This Day

What Happened on October 18, 1871

Famous Birthdays

  • Louis de Vries, Dutch actor (Blokkade, Ghetto), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1940)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestCharles Babbage

Charles Babbage, English mathematician/inventor (calculator), dies of renal failure at 79

Inventor Charles Babbage
Charles Babbage

1871 Highlights

About October 18, 1871

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 149 years, 1 month and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra