1873 in History – What happened in year 1873


In history, year 1873 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 1873.

Know what happened in 1873:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
09 JuneSixteen days after it was built, Alexandra Palace in NorthLondon, England, was destroyed by fire.
13 AprilIn the wake of a disputed election for local offices in Colfax, Louisiana, US, armed white supremacists overpowered freedmen and the African American state militia trying to control the parish courthouse, killing over 100 of them.
20 MayClothing manufacturer Levi Strauss and tailor Jacob Davis weregranted a patent for using copper rivets to strengthen the pockets ofdenim overalls, allowing their company to start manufacturing theirfirst line of blue jeans.
23 MayThe North West Mounted Police, the forerunner of the RoyalCanadian Mounted Police, was established to bring law and order to andassert Canadian sovereignty over the Northwest Territories.
18 SeptemberPanic of 1873-The American bank Jay Cooke & Company declaredbankruptcy, setting off a chain reaction of bank failures.
23 AugustThe Albert Bridge, spanning the River Thames in London, opened.
09 MayPanic of 1873-The Vienna Stock Exchange crashed, following twoyears of overexpansion in the German and Austro-Hungarian economies.
23 MayThe North West Mounted Police, the forerunner of the RoyalCanadian Mounted Police, was established to bring law and order to andassert Canadian sovereignty over the Northwest Territories.
04 AprilThe Kennel Club, the oldest kennel club in the world, wasfounded in the United Kingdom.
18 FebruaryVasil Levski (pictured), the national hero of Bulgaria, wasexecuted in Sofia by Ottoman authorities for his efforts to establish anindependent Bulgarian republic.
23 AugustThe Albert Bridge, spanning the River Thames in London, opened.
09 MayPanic of 1873-The Vienna Stock Exchange crashed, following twoyears of overexpansion in the German and Austro-Hungarian economies.
18 FebruaryVasil Levski (pictured), the national hero of Bulgaria, wasexecuted in Sofia by Ottoman authorities for his efforts to establish anindependent Bulgarian republic.
04 AprilThe Kennel Club, the oldest kennel club in the world, was founded in the United Kingdom.
23 MayThe North West Mounted Police, the forerunner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, was established to bring law and order to and assert Canadian sovereignty over the Northwest Territories.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1873:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 February Joseph Allard / Composer / Canada
04 March John H. Trumbull / Politician / United States of America
07 January Charles Péguy / Poet / France
08 OctoberEjnar Hertzsprung / Astronomer / Denmark
09 January Hayim Nahman Bialik / Journalist / Austria
09 OctoberCarl Flesch / Educator / Hungary
09 NovemberOtfrid Foerster / Surgeon / Germany
10 March Jakob Wassermann / Soldier / Austria
12 January Spyridon Louis / Runner / Greece
15 February Hans von Euler-Chelpin / Academic / Germany
17 AugustJohn A. Sampson / Academic / United States of America
18 OctoberIvanoe Bonomi / Politician / Italy
20 DecemberKan'ichi Asakawa / Author / Japan
24 NovemberJulius Martov / Politician / Russia
24 NovemberHerbert Roper Barrett / Tennis Player / United Kingdom
25 AprilHoward Garis / Author / United States of America
25 DecemberOtto Frederick Hunziker / Educator / United States of America
26 NovemberFred Herd / Golfer / Scotland
26 SeptemberWacław Berent / Author / Poland
28 February William McMaster Murdoch / Sailor / Scotland

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1873:

YearName / Profession / Country
22 OctoberRama Tirtha / Philosopher / India
15 AugustRamaprasad Chanda / Historian / India

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