What Happened in 1872

Significant Events

  • Jan 12 Yohannes IV is crowned Emperor of Ethiopia in Axum, the first imperial coronation in that city in over 200 years.
  • Feb 20 New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art opens
  • Mar 1 Yellowstone becomes world's first 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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Victoria Woodhull becomes 1st woman nominated for US presidency by Equal Rights Party at Apollo Hall, NYC

On May 10, 1872


World Leaders in 1872

Famous People in 1872

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