On This Day

What Happened in 1872

Important Events in 1872

  • Jan 12 Yohannes IV is crowned Emperor of Ethiopia in Axum, 1st imperial coronation in Axum in over 200 years
  • Feb 20 New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art opens
  • Mar 1 Yellowstone becomes the world's 1st national park
  • Apr 12 Jesse James gang robs bank in Columbia, Kentucky (1 dead/$1,500)
  • Nov 7 Cargo ship Mary Celeste sails from Staten Island for Genoa; mysteriously found abandoned four weeks later

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1872 in Sport

  • Mar 16 1st English FA Cup Final, Kennington Oval, London: Wanderers defeat Royal Engineers, 1-0; Morton Betts scores winner
  • Nov 30 First international soccer game, Scotland draws with England (0-0) in Glasgow

Do you know this fact about today?Did You Know?

Ship the Mary Celeste is discovered mysteriously abandoned by her crew in the Atlantic Ocean

On December 5, 1872


Famous People in 1872

World Leaders in 1872

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