Historical Events for Year 1872

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Events 1 - 77 of 77

Jan 3rd - 1st patent list issued by US Patent Office
Jan 12th - Yohannes IV is crowned Emperor of Ethiopia in Axum, the first imperial coronation in that city in over 200 years.
Jan 20th - California Stock Exchange Board organized
Jan 29th - Francis L Cardoza elected State Treasurer of South Carolina
Feb 7th - Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College opens
Feb 14th - 1st state bird refuge authorized (Lake Merritt CA)
Feb 20th - Hydraulic electric elevator patented by Cyrus Baldwin
Feb 20th - Luther Crowell patents a machine that manufactures paper bags
Feb 20th - New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art opens
Feb 20th - Silas Noble & JP Cooley patents toothpick manufacturing machine
Feb 22nd - 1st national convention of Prohibition Party (Columbus Ohio)
Feb 27th - Charlotte Ray, 1st Black woman lawyer in USA, graduated from Howard University
Mar 1st - Yellowstone becomes world's 1st national park
Mar 2nd - Louis Riel goes into voluntary exile in St. Paul, Minnesota
Mar 5th - George Westinghouse Jr patents triple air brake for trains
Entrepreneur and Engineer George WestinghouseEntrepreneur and Engineer George Westinghouse Mar 7th - -8°F (-22°C ) in Boston, MA
Mar 11th - Construction of the Seven Sisters Colliery, South Wales, begins; located on one of the richest coal sources in Britain.
Mar 11th - The Meiji Japanese government officially annexes the Ryukyu Kingdom into what would become the Okinawa prefecture.
Mar 16th - 1st FA Cup Final: Wanderers-Royal Engineers 1-0 in Bolton
Mar 21st - 33rd Grand National: John Page aboard Casse Tete wins
Mar 22nd - Illinois becomes 1st state to require sexual equality in employment
Mar 26th - 7.8 earthquake shakes Owens Valley, California
Mar 26th - Thomas J Martin patents fire extinguisher
Apr 1st - 1st edition of The Standard
Apr 2nd - George B Brayton patents gasoline powered engine
Apr 9th - Samuel R Percy patents dried milk
Apr 10th - 1st National black convention meets in New Orleans
Apr 10th - 1st Arbor Day celebrated in Nebraska, later changed to Apr 22
Outlaw Jesse JamesOutlaw Jesse James Apr 12th - Jesse James gang robs bank in Columbia, Kentucky (1 dead/$1,500)
Apr 14th - Dominion Lands Act passed-Canada's Homestead Act
Apr 14th - San Francisco organizes Bar Association
Apr 20th - SF Bar Association organized
Apr 24th - Volcano Vesuvius erupts
May 10th - Victoria Woodhull becomes 1st woman nominated for US presidency by Equal Rights Party at Apollo Hall, NYC
May 16th - Metropolitan Gas Company lamps lit for 1st time
May 17th - Bohemian Club incorporated in San Francisco
May 22nd - Amnesty Act restores civil rights to Southerners (except for 500)
Jun 1st - 6th Belmont: James Roe aboard Joe Daniels wins in 2:58.25
Jun 5th - Republican National Convention meets (Phila)
Jun 8th - Congress endorses penny post card
Jun 14th - Trade unions are legalised in Canada.
Jun 18th - Woman's Suffrage Convention held at Merchantile Liberty Hall
Jul 9th - Doughnut cutter patents by John Blondel, Thomaston, Me
Jul 18th - The Ballot Act introduces the secret ballot in elections in Britain; previously votes were made openly.
Jul 30th - Mahlon Loomis patents wireless telegraphy
Aug 18th - 1st mail-order catalog issued by A M Ward
Aug 23rd - 1st Japanese coml ship visits SF, carrying tea
Communist Philosopher Karl MarxCommunist Philosopher Karl Marx Sep 10th - Karl Marx speaks in Amsterdam
Sep 13th - 12th British Golf Open: Tom Morris, Jr. shoots a 166 at Prestwick Golf Club
Sep 14th - Britain pays US$15½m for damages during Civil War
Sep 17th - Phillip W Pratt patents his sprinkler system for extinguishing fires
Sep 18th - King Oscar II accedes to the throne of Sweden-Norway.
Sep 21st - John Henry Conyers of SC becomes first black student at Annapolis
Sep 24th - Franz Grillparzer's "Ein Bruderzwist in Habsburg" premieres in Vienna
Sep 26th - The first Shriners Temple (called Mecca) was established in New York City.
Sep 29th - "3 Fingers" Mackenzie destroys Kwahadi-Commanche village
Sep 29th - Kiowa-chief Lone Wolf captures Satanta & Big Tree
Oct 2nd - Morgan State University founded
Oct 3rd - Bloomingdale's department store in NY opens
Oct 9th - Aaron Montgomery started his mail-order business
Oct 12th - Montreal Foot Ball Club 1st game playing Quebec City to 0-0 tie
Oct 19th - World's largest gold nugget (215 kg) found in New South Wales
Oct 29th - J S Risdon patents metal windmill
Nov 5th - American women's right to vote advocate Susan B. Anthony votes for Ulysses S. Grant
US President & Union General Ulysses S. GrantUS President & Union General Ulysses S. Grant Nov 5th - Ulysses S. Grant re-elected US President
Nov 7th - Cargo ship Mary Celeste sails from Staten Island for Genoa; mysteriously found abandoned 4 weeks later.
Nov 9th - The Great Boston Fire of 1872. Close to 1,000 buildings destroyed
Nov 18th - American suffragette Susan B Anthony is arrested after voting on the 5th November in Rochester NY
Nov 18th - Suffragette Susan Brownell Anthony is arrested by a U.S. Deputy Marshal and charged with illegally voting
Nov 19th - E.D. Barbour of Boston is awarded the first U.S. patent for the first 'calculator', an adding machine capable of printing totals and subtotals
Nov 22nd - Franz Grillparzer's "Die Judin von Toledo" premieres in Prague
Nov 29th - Indian Wars: The Modoc War begins with the Battle of Lost River.
Nov 30th - First international soccer game, Scotland-England 0-0 (Glasgow)
Dec 4th - The ship the Mary Celeste discovered mysteriously abandoned by her crew in the Atlantic Ocean
Suffragette Susan Brownell AnthonySuffragette Susan Brownell Anthony Dec 7th - HMS Challenger sets sail on 3½ year world oceanographic cruise
Dec 11th - 1st black US govenor took office, Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback (La)
Dec 26th - 4th largest snowfall in NYC history (18")

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