What Happened in 1875

Significant Events

  • Nov 2 Verney Cameroon reaches Benguela in Angola, from Africa's east coast, 1st European to cross equatorial Africa
More Historical Events

1875 in Music

1875 in Sport

  • May 12 1st recorded shutout in pro baseball, Chicago 1, St Louis 0
  • May 17 1st Kentucky Derby: Oliver Lewis aboard Aristides wins in 2:37.75

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