1872 in History – What happened in year 1872

In history, year 1872 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 1872.

Know what happened in 1872:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
04 DecemberThe American brigantine Mary Celeste was found apparentlyabandoned under circumstances which to this day remain unknown.
09 DecemberP. B. S. Pinchback took office as Governor of Louisiana, thefirst African American governor of a U.S. state.
16 March In the first-ever final of the FA Cup, today the oldest association football competition in the world, Wanderers F.C. defeated Royal Engineers A.F.C. 1–0 at The Oval in Kennington, London.
18 November American suffragette Susan B. Anthony was arrested and fined$100 for having voted in the U.S. presidential election in Rochester,New York, two weeks prior.
30 NovemberThe first-ever international football match took place atHamilton Crescent, Glasgow, between Scotland and England.
10 MayVictoria Woodhull became the first woman to be nominated as acandidate for President of the United States.
17 FebruaryMariano Gómez, José Burgos, and Jacinto Zamora, collectivelyknown as Gomburza, were executed in Manila, Philippines, by Spanishcolonial authorities on charges of subversion arising from the 1872Cavite mutiny.
20 FebruaryNew York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art (pictured), todaycontaining a collection of over two million works of art, opened.
09 DecemberP. B. S. Pinchback took office as Governor of Louisiana, thefirst African American governor of a U.S. state.
18 NovemberAmerican suffragette Susan B. Anthony was arrested and fined$100 for having voted in the U.S. presidential election in Rochester,New York, two weeks prior.
30 NovemberThe first international football match took place at HamiltonCrescent, Glasgow, between Scotland and England.
01 MarchYellowstone National Park, located primarily in the U.S. stateof Wyoming, the first national park in the world, was established.
16 MarchIn the first-ever final of the FA Cup, today the oldestassociation football competition in the world, Wanderers F.C. defeatedRoyal Engineers A.F.C. 1–0 at The Oval in Kennington, London.
20 FebruaryNew York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art, today the largest art museum in the United States with a collection of over two million works of art, opened.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1872:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 February Jerome F. Donovan / Politician / United States of America
03 DecemberArthur Charles Hardy / Politician / Canada
05 DecemberHarry Nelson Pillsbury / Chess Player / United States of America
06 MayWillem de Sitter / Mathematician / Netherlands
06 January Alexander Scriabin / Composer / Russia
08 OctoberMary Engle Pennington / Engineer / United States of America
11 March Kathleen Clarice Groom / Author / United Kingdom
12 NovemberWilliam Fay / Actor / Ireland
12 JulyEmil Hácha / Politician / Czechoslovakia
13 SeptemberKijūrō Shidehara / Politician / Japan
14 AprilAbdullah Yusuf Ali / Scholar / United Kingdom
14 MayElia Dalla Costa / Cardinal / Italy
18 SeptemberCarl Friedberg / Educator / Italy
21 DecemberAlbert Payson Terhune / Author / United States of America
21 DecemberTrevor Kincaid / Academic / United States of America
24 OctoberPeter O'Connor / Long Jumper / Ireland
27 February Alexandru Vaida-Voevod / Politician / Romania
28 JulyAlbert Sarraut / Politician / France
29 JulyEric Alfred Knudsen / Author / United States of America
31 January Zane Grey / Author / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1872:

YearName / Profession / Country
10 SeptemberRanjit Singh / Emperor / India
23 AugustTanguturi Prakasam / Politician / India
05 SeptemberV. O. Chidambaram Pillai / Politician / India
15 AugustSri Aurobindo / Poet / India
10 SeptemberRanjitsinhji / Cricketer / India

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