1872 in History – What happened in year 1872

✅ Published on April 5th, 2009 in 19th Century in History

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
01 February Jerome F. Donovan / Politician / United States of America
03 DecemberWilliam Haselden / Cartoonist / United Kingdom
03 DecemberArthur Charles Hardy / Politician / Canada
03 February Lou Criger / Baseball Player / United States of America
07 NovemberLeonora Speyer / Poet / United States of America
11 DecemberRené Bull / Photographer / Britain
12 NovemberWilliam Fay / Actor / Ireland
12 JulyEmil Hácha / Politician / Czechoslovakia
13 AprilAlexander Roda Roda / Journalist / Austria
16 JulyRoald Amundsen / Pilot / Norway
19 February Johan Pitka / Admiral / Estonia
20 JuneGeorge Carpenter / General / United States of America
21 SeptemberHenry Tingle Wilde / Chief Officer / United Kingdom
23 January Paul Langevin / Academic / France
24 DecemberFrederick Semple / Golfer / United States of America
24 JuneFrank Crowninshield / Journalist / United States of America
26 DecemberNorman Angell / Journalist / United Kingdom
27 OctoberEmily Post / Author / United States of America
27 JunePaul Laurence Dunbar / Poet / United States of America
30 NovemberJohn McCrae / Soldier / Canada

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1872:

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