Look what happened the 1871.

Amadeus I becomes King of Spain. (2. January 1871)

Wilhelm I of Germany is proclaimed the first German Emperor in the Hall of Mirrors of the Palace of Versailles (France) towards the end of the Franco-Prussian War. The empire is known as the Second Reich to Germans. (18. January 1871)

Franco-Prussian War: In the Siege of Paris, Prussia wins the Battle of St. Quentin. Meanwhile, the French attempt to break the siege in the Battle of Buzenval will end unsuccessfully the following day. (19. January 1871)

Franco-Prussian War: the Siege of Paris ends in French defeat and an armistice. (28. January 1871)

The victorious Prussian Army parades through Paris, France after the end of the Siege of Paris during the Franco-Prussian War. (17. February 1871)

Declaration of the Paris Commune; President of the French Republic, Adolphe Thiers, ordered evacuation of Paris. (18. March 1871)

Otto von Bismarck is appointed Chancellor of the German Empire. (21. March 1871)

Journalist Henry Morton Stanley begins his trek to find the missionary and explorer David Livingstone. (21. March 1871)

In North Carolina, William Woods Holden becomes the first governor of a U.S. state to be removed from office by impeachment. (22. March 1871)

The first international rugby football match, when Scotland defeats England in Edinburgh at Raeburn Place. (27. March 1871)

The Paris Commune is formally established in Paris. (28. March 1871)

The Royal Albert Hall is opened by Queen Victoria. (29. March 1871)

The first stage of the Brill Tramway opens. (1. April 1871)

The Civil Rights Act of 1871 becomes law. (20. April 1871)

The Camp Grant massacre takes place in Arizona Territory. (30. April 1871)

The National Association, the first professional baseball league, opens its first season in Fort Wayne, Indiana. (4. May 1871)

French troops invade the Paris Commune and engage its residents in street fighting. By the close of "Bloody Week", some 20,000 communards have been killed and 38,000 arrested. (21. May 1871)

Opening of the first rack railway in Europe, the Rigi-Bahnen on Mount Rigi. (21. May 1871)

The U.S. Army issues an order for abandonment of Fort Kearny in Nebraska. (22. May 1871)

The Paris Commune falls. (28. May 1871)

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