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
03 AprilAlcide De Gasperi / Politician / Italy
04 March Todor Aleksandrov / Educator / Bulgaria
04 JulyUlysses S. Grant III / General / United States of America
04 February Eulalio Gutiérrez / Politician / Mexico
08 AugustPaul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist / Field Marshal / Germany
09 January Lascelles Abercrombie / Poet / United Kingdom
09 AugustPrince Antônio Gastão of Orléans-Braganza / Prince / Brazil
12 NovemberOlev Siinmaa / Architect / Sweden
13 MayJoe Forshaw / Runner / United States of America
14 MayLionel Hill / Politician / Australia
15 NovemberFranklin Pierce Adams / Author / United States of America
20 AugustAleksander Hellat / Politician / Estonia
25 March Mary Webb / Poet / United Kingdom
25 February William Z. Foster / Politician / United States of America
26 OctoberLouis Bastien / Cyclist / France
26 JuneYa'akov Cohen / Poet / Israel
28 March Martin Sheridan / Jumper / United States of America
29 JuneHarry Frazee / Producer / United States of America
29 January Alice Catherine Evans / Biologist / United States of America
31 OctoberToshizō Nishio / General / Japan

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