1881 in History – What happened in year 1881

In history, year 1881 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 1881.

Know what happened in 1881:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
12 March Andrew Watson made his debut with the Scotland national football team and became the world's first black international football player.
13 OctoberDetermined to bring about the revival of Hebrew as a spokenlanguage as a way of unifying Jews, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda had what isbelieved to be the first modern conversation in Hebrew while living inParis.
23 July The International Federation of Gymnastics, the world's oldestinternational sport federation, was founded in Liège, Belgium.
26 OctoberThe Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, one of the most famousgunfights in the history of the American Old West, took place inTombstone, Arizona, between the faction of Wyatt Earp and Ike Clanton'sgang.
16 AprilFamed lawman Bat Masterson of the American Old West engaged inhis last gun battle before later becoming a journalist.
02 JulyU.S. President James A. Garfield was fatally shot at theBaltimore and Potomac Railroad station in Washington, D.C.
12 MayUnder the threat of invasion, the Bey of Tunis Muhammad IIIas-Sadiq signed the Treaty of Bardo to make Tunisia a Frenchprotectorate.
21 MayClara Barton founded the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C.
26 OctoberThe Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, one of the most famousgunfights in the history of the American Old West, took place inTombstone, Arizona, between the faction of Wyatt Earp and Ike Clanton'sgang.
12 MarchAndrew Watson made his debut with the Scotland nationalfootball team and became the world's first black international footballplayer.
12 MarchAndrew Watson made his debut with the Scotland national football team and became the world's first black international football player.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1881:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
05 SeptemberOtto Bauer / Politician / Austria
05 January Pablo Gargallo / Painter / Spain
06 AugustAlexander Fleming / Biologist / Scotland
07 MayGeorge E. Wiley / Cyclist / United States of America
08 SeptemberRefik Saydam / Politician / Turkey
10 March Jessie Boswell / Painter / United Kingdom
13 MayJoe Forshaw / Runner / United States of America
14 MayGeorge Murray Hulbert / Politician / United States of America
14 AugustFrancis Ford / Actor / United States of America
17 January Harry Price / Author / United Kingdom
17 DecemberAubrey Faulkner / Cricketer / United Kingdom
19 JulyFriedrich Dessauer / Philosopher / Germany
22 NovemberEnver Pasha / Politician / Oman
22 February Albin Prepeluh / Politician / Slovenia
25 SeptemberLu Xun / Author / China
25 NovemberJacob Fichman / Poet / Israel
26 OctoberLouis Bastien / Cyclist / France
26 SeptemberHiram Wesley Evans / Activist / United States of America
28 NovemberStefan Zweig / Author / Austria
30 MayGeorg von Küchler / Field Marshal / Germany

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