On This Day

Historical Events in March 1871

  • Mar 1 J Milton Turner named US minister to Liberia
  • Mar 3 US Congress changes Indian tribes status from independent to dependent
  • Mar 3 US Congress establishes the civil service system
  • Mar 16 1st fertilizer law enacted
  • Mar 17 National Association of Professional Base-Ball players organized
  • Mar 18 Communards revolt in Paris

Historic Event

Mar 21 Otto von Bismarck elevated to rank of F├╝rst (Prince)

  • Mar 21 33rd Grand National: Irish 1868 winner The Lamb claims second GN at 11/2; ridden by Tommy Pickernell
  • Mar 22 William Holden of North Carolina becomes 1st governor removed by impeachment
  • Mar 26 Municipal elections bring revolutionaries to power in Paris to form Commune government
  • Mar 27 First international rugby union match - Scotland beats England, 1-0 at Raeburn Place, Edinburgh
  • Mar 28 San Francisco Art Association holds open reception at 430 Pine

Historic Event

Mar 29 Royal Albert Hall opened by Queen Victoria in London