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 Ali Pasha, Turkish marshal and statesman, dies fighting in Albania at 50
1871 Highlights

About September 7, 1871

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 151 years, 8 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo