What Happened in 1873

Significant Events

  • Jan 17 A group of Modoc warriors defeats the United States Army in the First Battle of the Stronghold, a part of the Modoc War.
  • Jun 5 Sultan Bargash closes slave market of Zanzibar
  • Sep 18 Government bond agent Jay Cooke & Co collapses, causing panic on Wall St, the start of the panic of 1873 and the Long depression
More Historical Events

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Censorship: The U.S. Congress enacts the Comstock Law, making it illegal to send any "obscene, lewd, or lascivious" books through the mail.

On March 3, 1873


World Leaders in 1873

Famous People in 1873

Famous Weddings

  • Sep 25 Frontiersman and gunfighter Wild Bill Hickok supposedly marries Calamity Jane according to the later's daughter (disputed)