On This Day

What Happened on September 7, 1871

Historical Events

  • Bay of Biscay: British warship HMS Captain capsizes, 500 killed

Famous Deaths

  • Cowper Phipps Coles, English inventor (revolving gun turret), drowns at 51
  • Mehmed E Ali Pasja, Turkish statesman, dies
1871 Highlights

About September 7, 1871

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 149 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo