Historical Events in January 1873

  • 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 of Louisiana Governor
  • Jan 14 "Celluloid" registered as a trademark by its inventor, John Wesley Hyatt
  • Jan 14 Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback elected to US Senate
  • Jan 17 A group of Modoc warriors defeats 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

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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

Novelist Jules Verne
Novelist
Jules Verne