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
02 AprilWilliam Donne / Cricketer / United Kingdom
02 AprilWalter Chrysler / Business Man / United States of America
02 JuneCharles Stewart Mott / Politician / United States of America
03 DecemberMax Meldrum / Painter / Australia
06 JuneThomas Mann / Author / Germany
08 JuneErnst Enno / Author / Estonia
09 January Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney / Sculptor / United States of America
09 AugustAlbert Ketèlbey / Composer / United Kingdom
09 DecemberHarry Miller / Engineer / United States of America
11 MayHarriet Quimby / Writer / United States of America
12 OctoberAleister Crowley / Author / United Kingdom
12 MayCharles Holden / Architect / United Kingdom
17 January Florencio Sánchez / Journalist / Uruguay
18 SeptemberTomás Burgos / Philanthropist / Chile
19 DecemberMileva Maric / Physicist / Serbia
21 February Jeanne Calment / Supercentenarian / France
23 MayAlfred P. Sloan / Business Man / United States of America
26 SeptemberEdmund Gwenn / Actor / United States of America
27 AugustKatharine McCormick / Biologist / United States of America
29 AugustLeonardo De Lorenzo / Educator / Italy

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1875:

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

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