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1870 1871 1872


  • John Stuart Mill's The Subjection of Women is published in Polish and Italian.
  • Future U.S. Representative Meyer London is born in Kalvarija, Lithuania, which was then part of the Russian Empire).
  • Declining immigration and out-migration causes Irish population in England and Wales to fall from 601,634 (1861 census) to 566,540.


  • March 5: Rosa Luxembourg is born in Zamość near Lublin in Russian "Congress Poland."
  • March 15: First paid (non-volunteer) fire department in Philadelphia begins operating.
  • May 21-30: Army of the French Third Republic atatck the Paris Commune and brutally crush the popular rebellion.
  • June 10: Captain McLane Tilton leads 109 Marines in naval attack on Han River forts in Korea.
  • October 10: Election riot occurs in Philadelphia's Fourth and Fifth Wards. Isaiah Chase and Octavius V. Catto are shot and another seventeen unnamed men are wounded.
  • October 27: Biss Tweed is arrested.
  • November 10: "Dr. Livingtone I presume." Henry Morton Stanley meets Dr. David Livingstone.
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