What Happened In History Year 1873

Historical Events for the Year 1873

  • 1st January » Japan begins using the Gregorian calendar.
  • 17th January » A group of Modoc people or Modoc warriors defeats the United States Army in the First Battle of the Stronghold, part of the Modoc War.
  • 11th February » King Amadeo I of Spain abdicates.
  • 18th February » Bulgarian revolutionary leader Vasil Levski is executed by hanging in Sofia by the Ottoman Empire called Ottoman authorities.
  • 20th February » The University of California opens its first medical school in San Francisco, California.
  • 1st March » E. Remington and Sons in Ilion, New York begins production of the first practical typewriter.
  • 3rd March » Censorship in the United States: The U.S. Congress enacts the Comstock Law, making it illegal to send any "obscene, lewd, or lascivious" books through the mail.
  • 22nd March » A law is approved by the Spanish National Assembly in Puerto Rico to abolish slavery.
  • 1st April » The White Star Line called White Star steamer RMS known as Atlantic sinks off Nova Scotia, killing 547 in the worst marine disaster of the 19th century.
  • 4th April » The Kennel Club is founded, the oldest and first official registry of purebred dogs in the world.
  • 13th April » The Colfax massacre, in which more than 60 African Americans are murdered, takes place.
  • 9th May » 'Panic of 1873 e.g Der Krach': Vienna stock market crash heralds the Long Depression.
  • 12th May » Coronation of Oscar II of Sweden
  • 20th May » Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis (inventor) called Jacob Davis receive a U.S. patent for blue jeans with copper rivets.
  • 23rd May » The Canada named Canadian Parliament establishes the North-West Mounted Police, the forerunner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
  • 9th June » Alexandra Palace in London burns down after being open for only 16 days.
  • 18th June » Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote in the United States presidential election, 1872 named 1872 presidential election.
  • 1st July » Prince Edward Island joins the Canadian Confederation.
  • 21st July » At Adair, Iowa, Jesse James and the James-Younger Gang pull off the first successful train robbery in the American Frontier named American Old West.
  • 4th August » American Indian Wars: While protecting a Rail transport railroad survey party in Montana, the 7th Cavalry Regiment (United States) United States 7th Cavalry, under Lieutenant colonel (United States) Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer clashes for t
  • 23rd August » Albert Bridge, London e.g Albert Bridge in Chelsea, London opens.
  • 30th August » Austrian explorers Julius von Payer and Karl Weyprecht discover the archipelago of Franz Josef Land in the Arctic Sea.
  • 1st September » Cetshwayo ascends to the throne as king of the Zulu Kingdom or Zulu nation following the death of his father Mpande.
  • 7th September » Emilio Castelar y Ripoll becomes President of the First Spanish Republic.
  • 15th September » Franco-Prussian War: The last German troops leave France upon completion of payment of indemnity.
  • 18th September » Panic of 1873: The U.S. bank Jay Cooke & Company declares bankruptcy, triggering a series of bank failures.
  • 24th September » Establishment of "Satyashodhak Samaj", (Truth-seeker Movement) at Pune, Maharashtra, India by Mahatma Jyotirao Phule.
  • 3rd October » Kintpuash or Captain Jack and companions are hanged for their part in the Modoc War.
  • 9th October » A meeting at the U.S. Naval Academy establishes the U.S. Naval Institute.
  • 20th October » Yale University Yale, Princeton University Princeton, Columbia University Columbia, and Rutgers University Rutgers universities draft the first code of American football rules.

Historical events for the year 1873 by month