1873 in History – What happened in year 1873

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

In history, year 1873 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 1873.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1873 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
18 februaryVasil Levski, the national hero of Bulgaria, wasexecuted in Sofia by Ottoman authorities for his efforts to establish anindependent Bulgarian republic.
20 marchClothing manufacturer Levi Strauss and tailor Jacob Davis weregranted a patent for using copper rivets to strengthen the pockets ofdenim overalls, allowing their company to start manufacturing theirfirst line of blue jeans.
04 aprilThe Kennel Club, the oldest kennel club in the world, was founded in the United Kingdom.
13 aprilIn the wake of a disputed election for local offices in Colfax, Louisiana, US, armed white supremacists over powered freedmen and the African American state militia trying to control the parish courthouse, killing over 100 of them.
09 mayPanic of 1873-The Vienna Stock Exchange crashed, following twoyears of overexpansion in the German and Austro-Hungarian economies.
20 mayClothing manufacturer Levi Strauss and tailor Jacob Davis weregranted a patent for using copper rivets to strengthen the pockets ofdenim overalls, allowing their company to start manufacturing theirfirst line of blue jeans.
23 mayThe North West Mounted Police, the forerunner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, was established to bring law and order to and assert Canadian sovereignty over the Northwest Territories.
09 juneSixteen days after it was built, Alexandra Palace in NorthLondon, England, was destroyed by fire.
23 augustThe Albert Bridge, spanning the River Thames in London, opened.
18 septemberPanic of 1873-The American bank Jay Cooke & Company declaredbankruptcy, setting off a chain reaction of bank failures.
20 MayJeans patents were awarded to San Francisco businessman Levi Strauss and tailor Jacob Davis.
12 SeptemberThe first practical typewriter was sold to customers.
09 JanuaryNapoleon Bonaparte III, one of the boldest European rulers of the 19th century, died.
22 MarchIn Puerto Rico, slavery was abolished.
01 JanuaryJapan adopted the Gregorian calendar.
20 FebruaryThe University of California opened its first medical school.
19 MarchGerman lordship Max Rier was born in the brand Bavaria.
04 AprilThe United Kingdom established the world's first kennel club.
01 MayFirst US Postal Postal Card issued.
09 JuneAlexandra Palace in London was destroyed by fire only a fortnight after its opening.
22 JulySir Benjamin Pine was made Lieutenant - Governor of the Colony of Natal.
12 AugustA peace treaty was signed between the Khiva of Imperial Russia and Khanate, making it a Russian protectorate.
23 SeptemberTom Allen defeated Mike McKell for the heavyweight boxing title.
06 OctoberCounty Carlo Football Club Rugby Union) was established in Ireland.
18 NovemberIrish Home Rule Movement: The Home Government Association reorganized itself as the Home Rule League.
16 DecemberHeineken Brewery was founded in Amsterdam Netherlands.


Famous birthdays in the year 1873:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 MayJurgis Baltrušaitis / Poet / Lithuania
02 OctoberStephen Warfield Gambrill / Politician / United States of America
04 March John H. Trumbull / Politician / United States of America
04 February Étienne Desmarteau / Shot Putter / Canada
05 SeptemberCornelius Vanderbilt III / Engineer / United States of America
06 JulyDimitrios Maximos / Politician / Greece
08 OctoberEjnar Hertzsprung / Astronomer / Denmark
08 OctoberAlexey Shchusev / Academic / Russia
09 January Thomas Curtis / Sprinter / United States of America
10 March Jakob Wassermann / Soldier / Austria
13 JuneKarin Swanström / Actress / Sweden
13 February Feodor Chaliapin / Singer / Russia
16 February Radoje Domanović / Journalist / Serbia
17 DecemberFord Madox Ford / Poet / United Kingdom
19 AprilSydney Barnes / Cricketer / United Kingdom
20 DecemberMehmet Akif Ersoy / Poet / Turkey
22 AugustAlexander Bogdanov / Philosopher / Russia
24 SeptemberMaría de las Mercedes Adam de Aróstegui / Pianist / Cuba
25 March Rudolf Rocker / Author / United States of America
26 AugustLee de Forest / Engineer / United States of America

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1873:

YearName / Profession / Country
22 OctoberRama Tirtha / Philosopher / India
15 AugustRamaprasad Chanda / Historian / India
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