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Year 1872 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 12 Yohannes IV is crowned Emperor of Ethiopia in Axum, 1st imperial coronation in Axum in over 200 years
  • Feb 20 New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art opens
  • Mar 1 Yellowstone becomes the world's 1st national park
  • Apr 12 Jesse James' gang robs a bank of $1,500 in Columbia, Kentucky, 1 dead
  • Nov 7 Cargo ship Mary Celeste sails from Staten Island for Genoa; mysteriously found abandoned four weeks later
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