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, arrest 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 - Pres 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
21st - 1st US amateur outdoor athletic games (NY)
23rd - Columbia & Sappho (US) beat Livonia (UK) in 3rd America's Cup
24th - Mob in LA 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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