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
04 February Fernand Léger / Painter / France
05 January Pablo Gargallo / Painter / Spain
05 DecemberRené Cresté / Actor / France
08 AugustPaul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist / Field Marshal / Germany
09 AugustPrince Antônio Gastão of Orléans-Braganza / Prince / Brazil
11 OctoberHans Kelsen / Philosopher / United States of America
11 MayJan van Gilse / Composer / Netherlands
11 AugustAleksander Aberg / Wrestler / Estonia
13 February Eleanor Farjeon / Poet / United Kingdom
15 AugustAlfred Wagenknecht / Politician / United States of America
16 SeptemberClive Bell / Philosopher / United Kingdom
16 March Fannie Charles Dillon / Composer / United States of America
16 JuneNatalia Goncharova / Painter / Russia
18 JuneZoltán Halmay / Swimmer / Hungary
19 MayMustafa Kemal Atatürk / Politician / Turkey
20 AugustAleksander Hellat / Politician / Estonia
21 January Ernst Fast / Runner / Sweden
22 February Albin Prepeluh / Politician / Slovenia
25 March Patrick Henry Bruce / Painter / United States of America
29 JuneHarry Frazee / Producer / United States of America

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