1872 in History – What happened in year 1872

In history, year 1872 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 1872.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1872:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
17 februaryMariano Gómez, José Burgos, and Jacinto Zamora, collectivelyknown as Gomburza, were executed in Manila, Philippines, by Spanishcolonial authorities on charges of subversion arising from the 1872Cavite mutiny.
20 februaryNew York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art, today the largest art museum in the United States with a collection of over two million works of art, opened.
01 marchYellowstone National Park, located primarily in the U.S. stateof Wyoming, the first national park in the world, was established.
16 marchIn the first-ever final of the FA Cup, today the oldestassociation football competition in the world, Wanderers F.C. defeatedRoyal Engineers A.F.C. 1–0 at The Oval in Kennington, London.
10 mayVictoria Woodhull became the first woman to be nominated as acandidate for President of the United States.
18 novemberAmerican suffragette Susan B. Anthony was arrested and fined$100 for having voted in the U.S. presidential election in Rochester,New York, two weeks prior.
30 novemberThe first-ever international football match took place at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow, between Scotland and England.
04 decemberThe American brigantine Mary Celeste was found apparentlyabandoned under circumstances which to this day remain unknown.
09 decemberP. B. S. Pinchback took office as Governor of Louisiana, thefirst African American governor of a U.S. state.
18 JulyElection in Britain brought the secret voting act. Earlier, voting was done openly.
26 SeptemberFirst temple built in New York City.
19 October215 kg), the world's largest gold piece found in New South Wales.
05 NovemberUlysses S. Grant was elected President of America for the second time.
30 NovemberThe first official international football match was played. The match between England and Scott Land took place in West of Scotland cricket.
15 AugustBirth of Aurobindo who contribute in spirituality, Yoga education and who are involved in getting India independence from British Raj.
12 DecemberBalkrishna Shivaram Munje, a freedom fighter and president of the Hindu Mahasabha, was born.
10 MarchMaulana Ubaidullah Sindhi, a leader of India's independence movement, was born. He started the silk movement but this movement failed.
12 JanuaryIn Johannes IV Aksum was crowned Ethiopia Emperor, the first ruler of that city in 500 years.
20 FebruaryThe Metropolitan Museum of Art was inaugurated in New York City.
01 MarchYellowstone became the first national park in the world.
14 AprilThe San Francisco Bar Association was organized.
16 MayMetropolitan Gas Company lamps were lit for the first time.
14 JuneTrade unions were legalized in Canada.
04 JulyThe Society of Jesus was outlawed in the German Empire.
22 AugustThe Australian Overland Telegraph Line was completed, providing for the first time a telegraphic link between Australia and the rest of the world.
26 SeptemberThe first Shriners Temple called Mecca) established in New York City.
16 OctoberUniversity College Wales (later to become the University of Aberystwyth) began its first academic session.
16 NovemberThe London Metropolitan Police began the strike.


Famous birthdays in the year 1872:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 February Lou Criger / Baseball Player / United States of America
04 JulyCalvin Coolidge / Politician / United States of America
04 January Albert Tyler / Educator / United States of America
06 MayDjemal Pasha / General / Turkey
08 OctoberMary Engle Pennington / Engineer / United States of America
09 SeptemberMax Reinhardt / Actor / United States of America
10 AugustWilliam Manuel Johnson / Bassist / United States of America
11 OctoberEmily Davison / Activist / United Kingdom
13 SeptemberKijūrō Shidehara / Politician / Japan
13 OctoberLeon Leonwood Bean / Business Man / United States of America
14 AprilAbdullah Yusuf Ali / Scholar / United Kingdom
16 January Edward Gordon Craig / Actor / United Kingdom
16 JulyRoald Amundsen / Pilot / Norway
16 January Henri Büsser / Composer / France
19 February Johan Pitka / Admiral / Estonia
20 SeptemberMaurice Gamelin / General / France
21 DecemberTrevor Kincaid / Academic / United States of America
27 February Alexandru Vaida-Voevod / Politician / Romania
27 JunePaul Laurence Dunbar / Poet / United States of America
31 January Zane Grey / Author / United States of America

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1872:

YearName / Profession / Country
10 SeptemberRanjit Singh / Emperor / India
10 SeptemberRanjitsinhji / Cricketer / India
15 AugustSri Aurobindo / Poet / India
23 AugustTanguturi Prakasam / Politician / India
05 SeptemberV. O. Chidambaram Pillai / Politician / India

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