On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1871

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

US Mormon leader Brigham Young arrested for bigamy

Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church Brigham Young
Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church
Brigham Young

Famous Birthdays

  • Cordell Hull, American Secretary of State (1933-44) who established United Nation (Nobel 1945), born in Olympus, Tennessee (d. 1955)
  • Martha Brookes Hutcheson, American landscape architect, born in NYC, New York (d. 1959)
1871 Highlights

About October 2, 1871

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 149 years and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra