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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 18th century19th century20th century
Decades: 1840s  1850s  1860s  – 1870s –  1880s  1890s  1900s
Years: 1868 1869 187018711872 1873 1874
1871 in topic:
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Countries:     AustraliaCanadaFrance – Germany – Ireland – Mexico – Netherlands – New ZealandNorwaySouth Africa – Spain – UKUSA
Leaders:   State leadersColonial governors
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Year 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar).


Events of 1871







  • The provinces of Alsace and Lorraine are transferred from France to Germany.
  • British trade unions are legalized.
  • Heinrich Schliemann begins the excavation of Troy.
  • Japan forms its own nationwide police force based on the French model.
  • George Biddell Airy discovers that astronomical aberration is independent of the local medium.
  • William M. Tweed serves his last year as the "Boss" of the Tammany Hall political machine in New York.
  • The South Improvement Company is formed by John D. Rockefeller and a group of major railroad interests in an early effort to organize and control the petroleum industry in the U.S.A.
  • The Harvard Summer School is founded.
  • The Constitution of the German Empire abolishes all restrictions on Jewish marriage, choice of occupation, place of residence, and property ownership. Exclusion from government employment and discrimination in social relations remain in effect.
  • The Ameican minister to China takes five warships to attempt to "open up" Korea, but his forces leave after exchanges of fire result in 250 Koreans dying and the Korean government still unwilling to make any concessions.
  • Virginia adopts a new Constitution, taking into account of, among other things, all of the counties that had left Virginia in 1863 to form the new non-slave state of West Virginia and became a new state of the United States, with all of the rights and privileges thereof. This exiting of one state to form a new one has never been done otherwise without the permission / consent of the Legislature of the one involved, as was done in the cases of Vermont, Kentucky, and Maine.


1871 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1871
Ab urbe condita 2624
Armenian calendar 1320
Bahá'í calendar 27 – 28
Bengali calendar 1278
Berber calendar 2821
Buddhist calendar 2415
Burmese calendar 1233
Byzantine calendar 7379 – 7380
Chinese calendar 庚午年十一月十一日
— to —
Coptic calendar 1587 – 1588
Ethiopian calendar 1863 – 1864
Hebrew calendar 56315632
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1926 – 1927
 - Shaka Samvat 1793 – 1794
 - Kali Yuga 4972 – 4973
Holocene calendar 11871
Iranian calendar 1249 – 1250
Islamic calendar 1287 – 1288
Japanese calendar Meiji 4
Korean calendar 4204
Thai solar calendar 2414







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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century
Decades: 1840s  1850s  1860s  - 1870s -  1880s  1890s  1900s
Years: 1868 1869 1870 - 1871 - 1872 1873 1874




  • February 20 - Paul Kane, painter
  • September 23 - Louis-Joseph Papineau, aged 85, Canadian politician and leader of the Patriotes Rebellion.
  • October 18 - Charles Babbage, aged 79, English mathematician and inventor of computing machines.krc:1871 джылrue:1871


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