On This Day

What Happened on March 11, 1872

Historical Events

  • Construction of the Seven Sisters Colliery, South Wales, begins; located on one of the richest coal sources in Britain
  • The Meiji Japanese government officially annexes the Ryukyu Kingdom into what would become the Okinawa prefecture

Famous Birthdays

  • Abraham van Stolk Jzn, lumber merchant/art collector
1872 Highlights

About March 11, 1872

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 149 years, 7 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Pisces