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
06 NovemberOtozō Yamada / General / Japan
08 SeptemberHarry Hillman / Runner / United States of America
08 NovemberClarence Gagnon / Painter / Canada
09 January Lascelles Abercrombie / Poet / United Kingdom
16 March Fannie Charles Dillon / Composer / United States of America
17 January Antoni Łomnicki / Academic / Poland
17 JuneTommy Burns / Boxer / Canada
19 JuneMaginel Wright Enright / Illustrator / United States of America
21 January Ernst Fast / Runner / Sweden
22 OctoberKarl Bernhard Zoeppritz / Physicist / Germany
22 NovemberEnver Pasha / Politician / Oman
23 March Roger Martin du Gard / Novelist / France
24 JuneGeorge Shiels / Poet / Ireland
24 DecemberCharles Wakefield Cadman / Composer / United States of America
25 March Béla Bartók / Composer / Hungary
25 OctoberPablo Picasso / Painter / Spain
25 February Alexei Rykov / Politician / Russia
27 February L. E. J. Brouwer / Philosopher / Netherlands
29 JuneCurt Sachs / Composer / United States of America
31 January Irving Langmuir / Chemist / United States of America

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