On This Day

Historical Events in January 1873

  • Jan 1 Origin of Japanese Era
  • Jan 6 Pope Pius IX encyclical "On the Church in Armenia"

Historic Event

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 Prominent African American Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback elected to US Senate (though never seated due to state elections controversy)
  • 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

Historic Publication

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