1875 in History – What happened in year 1875

In history, year 1875 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 1875.

Know what happened in 1875:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
24 FebruaryThe steamship SS Gothenburg hit a section of the Great Barrier Reef at low tide and sank about 50 kilometres (31 mi) northwest of Holbourne Island, Queensland, Australia, with the loss of over 100 lives.
25 OctoberThe first performance of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1,one of his most popular compositions, was given in Boston with Hans vonBülow as soloist.
27 SeptemberThe Ellen Southard wrecked in a storm at Liverpool, England;the United States Congress subsequently awarded 27 gold LifesavingMedals to the lifeboat men who rescued her crew.
20 MayRepresentatives from seventeen countries signed the MetreConvention which set up an institute for the purpose of coordinatinginternational metrology and for coordinating the development of themetric system.
03 March French composer Georges Bizet's opera Carmen, based on thenovella of the same title by Prosper Mérimée, premiered at the OpéraComique in Paris.
15 March Archbishop of New York John McCloskey was named the firstcardinal in the United States.
23 SeptemberBilly the Kid was arrested for the first time after stealingclothes from a laundryman, beginning his life as an infamous Americanoutlaw and gunman.
27 SeptemberThe Ellen Southard wrecked in a storm at Liverpool, England;the United States Congress subsequently awarded 27 gold Lifesaving Medals to the lifeboat men who rescued her crew.
20 MayRepresentatives from seventeen countries signed the MetreConvention which set up an institute for the purpose of coordinatinginternational metrology and for coordinating the development of themetric system.
03 MarchThe first indoor game of ice hockey was played at the VictoriaSkating Rink in Montreal by James Creighton and McGill Universitystudents.
15 MarchArchbishop of New York John McCloskey was named the firstcardinal in the United States.
24 FebruaryThe steamship SS Gothenburg hit a section of the Great BarrierReef at low tide and sank northwest of Holbourne Island, Queensland,Australia, with over 100 deaths.
03 MarchFrench composer Georges Bizet's opera Carmen, based on the novella of the same title by Prosper Mérimée, premiered at the Opéra-Comique in Paris.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1875:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 JulyFerdinand Sauerbruch / Academic / Germany
03 SeptemberFerdinand Porsche / Engineer / Austria
04 February Ludwig Prandtl / Engineer / Germany
04 March Enrique Larreta / Author / Argentina
07 January Gustav Flatow / Gymnast / Germany
08 OctoberLaurence Doherty / Tennis Player / United Kingdom
09 AugustAlbert Ketèlbey / Composer / United Kingdom
09 DecemberHarry Miller / Engineer / United States of America
15 AugustSamuel Coleridge-Taylor / Pianist / United Kingdom
15 AprilJames J. Jeffries / Boxer / United States of America
17 January Florencio Sánchez / Journalist / Uruguay
18 DecemberMatt McGrath / Hammer Thrower / Ireland
19 NovemberMikhail Kalinin / Politician / Russia
19 DecemberGrace Marie Bareis / Mathematician / United States of America
24 MayRobert Garrett / Footballer / United States of America
26 AugustJohn Buchan / Politician / Scotland
27 February Vladimir Filatov / Surgeon / Ukraine
27 March Albert Marquet / Painter / France
30 March Thomas Xenakis / Gymnast / United States of America
31 JulyJacques Villon / Painter / France

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1875:

YearName / Profession / Country
25 JulyJim Corbett / Environmentalist / India
31 OctoberVallabhbhai Patel / Lawyer / India
03 NovemberSardar Vallabh Bhai Patel / Lawyer / India
31 OctoberVallabhbhai Patel / Politician / India
31 OctoberSardar Vallabh Bhai Patel / Politician / India
01 JanuaryHasrat Mohani / Writer / India

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