January 1873 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 Origin of Japanese Era
  • Jan 6 Pope Pius IX encyclical "On the Church in Armenia"
  • Jan 6 US Congress begins investigating Crédit Mobilier scandal
  • Jan 11 1st livestock market newspaper published, Drover's Journal, Chicago
  • Jan 13 P B S Pinchback relinquishes office at Louisiana governor
  • Jan 14 "Celluloid" registered as a trademark
  • Jan 14 Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback elected to US Senate
  • Jan 17 A group of Modoc warriors defeat the United States Army in the First Battle of the Stronghold, a part of the Modoc War.
  • Jan 22 British SS Northfleet sinks at Dungeness, England, 300 die

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 30 "Around the World in 80 Days" by Jules Verne is published in France by Pierre-Jules Hetzel

Novelist Jules Verne
Jules Verne

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 Mariano Azuela, Mexico, novelist (The Flies, The Bosses)
  • Jan 2 Anton Pannekoek, Dutch astronomer/marxist theorist (Communist Tactics)
  • Jan 2 Thérèse de Lisieux, French Roman-Catholic nun (d. 1897)
  • Jan 3 Ichizo Kobayashi, Japanese businessman (d. 1957)
  • Jan 8 Iuliu Maniu, Romanian politician (d. 1953)
  • Jan 8 Elena of Montenegro, queen of Italy (d. 1956)
  • Jan 9 Hayyim Nahman Bialik, Jewish poet, born in Radi, Volhynia, (d. 1934)
  • Jan 11 John Callan O'Laughlin, American political and military figure and journalist (d. 1949)
  • Jan 15 Max Adler, Austria sociologist/socialist theorist
  • Jan 16 Boyd Alexander, English explorer
  • Jan 19 Hans Erich Blaich [Dr. Owlglass], German writer (Simplicissimus), born in Leutkirch im Allgäu (d. 1945)
  • Jan 20 Charles A Ellwood, US, sociologist/psychologist
  • Jan 20 Johannes V Jensen, Denmark, novelist/poet (Energy Storage, Nobel 1944)

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Jan 28 Colette [Sidonie-Gabrielle], French novelist and performer (Gigi), born in Paris, France

Novelist and Performer Colette
Novelist and Performer
  • Jan 29 Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi, Italy, explorer/climber (Mt St Elias)
  • Jan 30 Georges Ricard-Cordingley, painter (d. 1939)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 9 Emperor Napoleon III of France (b. 1808)
  • Jan 18 Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, English author (b. 1803)
  • Jan 20 The Venerable Father Basil Anthony Marie Moreau, Founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross (b. 1799)