What Happened in 1875

Significant Events

  • May 12 1st recorded shutout in pro baseball, Chicago 1, St Louis 0
  • Nov 2 Verney Cameroon reaches Benguela in Angola, from Africa's east coast, 1st European to cross equatorial Africa
More Historical Events

World Leaders in 1875

Famous People in 1875

Would You Believe?

Modern Snooker invented by Sir Neville Chamberlain, a bored British officer in Jabalpur, India

On April 17, 1875

Famous Weddings

  • Feb 4 Princess Louise of Belgium marries Prince Philip von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha in Belgium
  • Dec 15 Sculptor Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi (41) weds Jeanne-Emilie Baheux Puysieux in Newport, Rhode Island