Historical Events for October 1871

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Events 1 - 17 of 17

1st - General Dutch Werkliedenverbond (ANWV), forms in Utrecht
2nd - Brigham Young, mormon leader, arrested for bigamy
6th - Fisk Jubilee Singers begin 1st national tour
7th - 16-hour fire injures 30 of Chicago's 185 firefighters
8th - Gas explosion destroys Peshtigo, Wisconsin
8th - Great Fire kills 200, destroys over 4 square miles (10 square km) of Chicago buildings, & original Emancipation Proclamation
11th - Great Chicago Fire is finally extinguished after 3 days, 300 killed
12th - US President Grant condemns Ku Klux Klan
13th - The Delphic Fraternity is founded as the Delphic Society at the State Normal School in Geneseo, New York.
17th - Great Britain annexes Griqualand South Africa
17th - President Grant suspends writ of habeas corpus during US Civil War
Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church Brigham YoungFounder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church Brigham Young 21st - 1st US amateur outdoor athletic games (NY)
23rd - Columbia & Sappho (US) beat Livonia (UK) in 3rd America's Cup
24th - Mob in Los Angeles hangs 18 Chinese
27th - Boss Tweed (William Macy Tweed), Democratic leader of Tammany Hall, arrested after NY Times exposed his corruption
30th - Phila Athletics beat Chicago for 1st Natl Association baseball pennant
31st - Founding of Netherland Protestant Union in Dokkum

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