This number is a prime.
1871 is the smallest prime factor of (3^17-1)/2.
The Paris Commune of 1871 was the first attempt at a socialist society.
1871!/1781! - 1 is prime. [Patterson]
The great Chicago fire erupted in 1871. [Green]
The least prime p congruent to 11 mod 12 such that (p-1)/2 does not divide the numerator of the Bernoulli number
Portmanteau words like repdigit (from repeated and digit) can be traced to Lewis Carrol's book Through the
Looking-Glass (1871). After all, he was quite a mathlete.
"Whistler's Mother" was painted in 1871. [Quinley]
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