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
02 OctoberPelham Warner / Cricketer / United Kingdom
02 February Leo Fall / Composer / Austria
07 February Thomas Andrews / Business Man / Ireland
07 AprilJohn McGraw / Baseball Player / United States of America
07 DecemberWilla Cather / Writer / United States of America
09 NovemberOtfrid Foerster / Surgeon / Germany
09 MayAnton Cermak / Politician / United States of America
10 March Jakob Wassermann / Soldier / Austria
12 MayJ. E. H. MacDonald / Painter / United Kingdom
15 NovemberSara Josephine Baker / Physician / United States of America
16 NovemberW. C. Handy / Composer / United States of America
17 DecemberFord Madox Ford / Poet / United Kingdom
19 March Max Reger / Pianist / Germany
20 January Johannes V. Jensen / Poet / Denmark
22 JuneFilippo Silvestri / Academic / Italy
26 AugustLee de Forest / Engineer / United States of America
26 MayOlaf Gulbransson / Painter / Norway
26 March Dorothea Bleek / Basketball Player / South Africa
28 March John Geiger / Rower / United States of America
30 OctoberFrancisco I. Madero / Politician / Mexico

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1873:

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

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