1868 in History – What happened in year 1868

In history, year 1868 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1868.

Know what happened in 1868:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
13 AugustA major earthquake near Arica, Peru, caused an estimated 25,000casualties, and the subsequent tsunami caused considerable damage as faraway as Hawaii and New Zealand.
27 January Boshin War-The Battle of Toba-Fushimi, where pro-Imperial forces defeated those of the Tokugawa shogunate and which was a catalyst for the Meiji Restoration, began in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto.
23 SeptemberRamón Emeterio Betances led the Grito de Lares, a revoltagainst Spanish rule in Puerto Rico.
09 JulyThe Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution,including the Citizenship Clause and the Equal Protection Clause, wasratified by the minimum required twenty-eight U.S. states.
14 MayBoshin War-Troops of the Tokugawa shogunate withdrew from theBattle of Utsunomiya Castle and retreated north towards Nikko and Aizu.
10 AprilA British military expedition to Abyssinia culminated in a routof Ethiopians and the later suicide of Emperor Tewodros II.
24 FebruaryAndrew Johnson became the first U.S. President to be impeached.
07 OctoberCornell University in Ithaca, New York, was inaugurated, withan initial enrollment of 412 students the next day.
13 AugustA major earthquake near Arica, Peru, caused an estimated 25,000casualties, and the subsequent tsunami caused considerable damage as faraway as Hawaii and New Zealand.
23 SeptemberRamón Emeterio Betances led the Grito de Lares, a revoltagainst Spanish rule in Puerto Rico.
25 SeptemberThe Russian frigate Alexander Nevsky wrecked off northwesternJutland, nearly drowning Grand Duke Alexei (pictured).
18 AugustAstronomer Pierre Janssen discovered helium while analyzing thechromosphere of the sun during a total solar eclipse in Guntur, India.
27 JanuaryBoshin War-The Battle of Toba–Fushimi, where pro-Imperialforces defeated those of the Tokugawa shogunate and which was a catalystfor the Meiji Restoration, began in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto.
27 JanuaryBoshin War: The Battle of Toba–Fushimi, where pro-Imperial forces defeated those of the Tokugawa shogunate and which was a catalyst for the Meiji Restoration, began in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto.
14 MayBoshin War: Troops of the Tokugawa shogunate withdrew from the Battle of Utsunomiya Castle and retreated north towards Nikk? and Aizu.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1868:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
04 DecemberJesse Burkett / Baseball Player / United States of America
06 MayGaston Leroux / Journalist / France
06 SeptemberHeinrich Häberlin / Politician / Switzerland
08 SeptemberSeth Weeks / Composer / United States of America
09 DecemberFritz Haber / Academic / Germany
10 AprilGeorge Arliss / Actor / United Kingdom
12 OctoberAugust Horch / Engineer / Germany
14 SeptemberThéodore Botrel / Poet / France
14 MayMagnus Hirschfeld / Physician / Germany
17 SeptemberJames Alexander Calder / Politician / Canada
18 JuneMiklós Horthy / Politician / Hungary
19 OctoberBertha Knight Landes / Politician / United States of America
20 DecemberHarvey Samuel Firestone / Business Man / United States of America
22 DecemberJaan Tõnisson / Journalist / Estonia
23 February Anna Hofman-Uddgren / Actress / Sweden
23 February W. E. B. Du Bois / Historian / United States of America
24 MayCharlie Taylor / Engineer / United States of America
27 AugustHong Beom-do / General / Korean
28 AprilGeorgy Voronoy / Academic / Russia
28 AprilLucy Booth / Composer / United Kingdom

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1868:

YearName / Profession / Country
11 FebruaryChittaranjan Das / Physician / India

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