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What Happened In May 1873 In History

Historical Events for May, 1873

  • 9th » 'Panic of 1873 e.g Der Krach': Vienna stock market crash heralds the Long Depression.
  • 12th » Coronation of Oscar II of Sweden
  • 20th » Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis (inventor) called Jacob Davis receive a U.S. patent for blue jeans with copper rivets.
  • 23rd » The Canada named Canadian Parliament establishes the North-West Mounted Police, the forerunner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Famous Birthdays on May in 1873

  • 2nd » Jurgis BaltruŇ°aitis, Lithuanian poet (d. 1944)
  • 3rd » Pavlo Skoropadskyi, German-Ukrainian general and politician, Hetman of Ukraine (d. 1945)
  • 4th » Joe De Grasse, Canadian-American actor and director (d. 1940)
  • 9th » Anton Cermak, Czech-American politician, 44th Mayor of Chicago (d. 1933)
  • 12th » J. E. H. MacDonald, English-Canadian painter (d. 1932)
  • 17th » Henri Barbusse, French author and journalist (d. 1935)
  • 17th » Dorothy Richardson, English author and journalist (d. 1957)
  • 18th » Lucy Beaumont, English-American actress (d. 1937)
  • 21st » Hans Berger, German neurologist (d. 1941)
  • 26th » Olaf Gulbransson, Norwegian painter and illustrator (d. 1958)
  • 29th » Rudolf Tobias, Estonian organist and composer (d. 1918)

Famous Deaths for May 1873

  • 1st » David Livingstone, Scottish missionary (b. 1813)
  • 8th » John Stuart Mill, English economist and civil servant (b. 1806)
  • 14th » Gideon Brecher, Austrian physician (b. 1797)
  • 20th » George-√Čtienne Cartier, Canadian politician, 9th List of Joint Premiers of the Province of Canada e.g Premier of East Canada (b. 1814)
  • 29th » Prince Friedrich of Hesse and by Rhine (b. 1870)

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