On This Day

August 29, 1871 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • Emperor Meiji orders the Abolition of the han system and the establishment of prefectures as local centers of administration. (Traditional Japanese date: July 14, 1871).

Birthdays in History

  • Albert Lebrun, President of France (1932-40), born in Mercy-le-Haut, France (d. 1950)