Events in year of 1872

  • 01-031st patent list issued by US Patent Office
  • 01-20California Stock Exchange Board organized
  • 01-29Francis L Cardoza elected State Treasurer of South Carolina
  • 02-07Alcorn A&M College opens
  • 02-141st state bird refuge authorized (Lake Merritt CA)
  • 02-20Hydraulic electric elevator patented by Cyrus Baldwin
  • 02-20Luther Crowell patents a machine that manufactures paper bags
  • 02-20Metropolitan Museum of Art opens (NYC)
  • 02-20Silas Noble and JP Cooley patents toothpick manufacturing machine
  • 02-221st national convention of Prohibition Party (Columbus Ohio)
  • 02-27Charlotte Ray, 1st Black woman lawyer, graduated Harvard University
  • 03-05George Westinghouse Jr patents triple air brake for trains
  • 03-161st FA Cup Final: Wanderers-Royal Engineers 1-0 in Bolton
  • 03-22Illinois becomes 1st state to require sexual equality in employment
  • 03-267.8 earthquake shakes Owens Valley, California
  • 03-26Thomas J Martin patents fire extinguisher
  • 04-011st edition of The Standard
  • 04-02George B Brayton patents gasoline powered engine
  • 04-09Samuel R Percy patents dried milk
  • 04-101st National black convention meets in New Orleans
  • 04-10Arbor day 1st celebrated in Nebraska, later changed to April 22
  • 04-12Jesse James gang robs bank in Columbia, Kentucky (1 dead / $1,500)
  • 04-14San Francisco organizes Bar Association
  • 04-20San Francisco Bar Association organized
  • 04-24Volcano Vesuvius erupts
  • 05-10Victoria Woodhull becomes 1st woman nominated for US President
  • 05-16Metropolitan Gas Company lamps lit for 1st time
  • 05-17Bohemian Club incorporated
  • 05-22Amnesty Act restores civil rights to Southerners (except for 500)
  • 05-30Mahlon Loomis patents wireless telegraphy

People born in year of 1872

  • 01-04Edmund Rumpler: Austria -- Auto / airplane builder
  • 01-06Alexander N Scriabin: Moscow, Russia -- Hallucinogenic composer (Prometheus)
  • 01-11Paul Graener: Composer
  • 01-16Edward G Craig: Actor / director (On the art of theatre)
  • 01-16Henri-Paul Busser: Composer
  • 01-18Paul Leautaud [Maurice Boissard]: France -- Writer (Petit ami)
  • 01-21Frans Beelaerts van Blokland: Dutch Foreign Minister
  • 01-21Jonkhr Frans Beelaerts van Blokland: Dutch Foreign Minister
  • 01-27Learned Hand: Albany, New York -- Chief judge (US Court of Appeals)
  • 01-31Zane Grey: American West Novelist (Riders of the Purple Sage)
  • 02-01Paul Fort: French poet / founder of Vers et Prose
  • 02-07Nikolaos "Sokrates" Politis: Greek lawyer / diplomat / Foreign Minister
  • 02-10Anne Anema: Dutch lawyer / journalist / politician (ARP)
  • 02-24John Jarvis: England, United Kingdom -- Swimmer (won 108 titles)
  • 03-03Wee Willie Keeler: Outfielder (Baltimore Orioles); hit .432 in 1897
  • 03-07Piet Mondriaan: Holland, Netherlands -- Abstract painter (Broadway Boogie Woogie)
  • 03-07Vasily Andreyevich Zolotaryov: Composer
  • 03-08Paul Juon: Russian / Swiss violinist / composer
  • 03-10Felix Borowski: Composer
  • 03-11Abraham van Stolk Jzn: Lumber Merchant / art collector
  • 03-13Oswald Garrison Villard: American journalist
  • 03-18Frank Hoyt Losey: Composer
  • 03-19Sergei Diaghilev: Gruzino Novgorod, Russia -- Ballet director
  • 03-20Bernhard Seklas: Composer
  • 03-20Karin Michaelis: Writer
  • 03-25Vito Pardo: Italian sculptor (Columbus monument in Argentina)
  • 03-28Jose Sanjurjo y Sacanell: Spanish General (Morocco)
  • 03-30Sergey Nikiforovich Vasilenko: Composer
  • 03-31Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev: Russia -- Dance master (Imperial Ballet)
  • 04-01Tadeusz Joteyko: Composer

People died in year of 1872

  • 01-21Franz Grillparzer: Austrian playwright (Sappho / Libussa), dies at 81
  • 02-21Pavel P Gagarin: Russian monarch / politician, dies at 82
  • 03-10Giuseppe Mazzini: Italian revolutionary (Giovane Italy), dies at 66
  • 03-30Nicolaos Mantzaros: Composer, dies at 76
  • 04-02Samuel F B Morse: Developer of electric telegraph, dies at 80
  • 04-20Ljudwit Gaj: Croatian writer / Poet (Pjesma iz Zagorja), dies at 62
  • 04-27Ion Heliade-Radulescu: Romanian politician / author, dies at 70
  • 05-01Amalia: Princess of Weimar / Wife of Prince Hendrik the Navigator
  • 05-15Thomas Hastings: Composer, dies at 87
  • 05-17Fryderyk Edward Sobolewski: Composer, dies at 63
  • 05-19Johan van Dale: Schoolmaster (New Dutch Language Wordbook), dies at 44
  • 05-24Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld: Painter
  • 06-03Heinrich Esser: Composer, dies at 53
  • 06-04Johan R Thorbecke: Literature / Liberal Premier
  • 06-04Stanislaw Moniuszko: Composer, dies at 53
  • 06-28Ludwig Friedrich Hetsch: Composer, dies at 66
  • 07-26Michele Carafa: Composer, dies at 84
  • 07-28Friedrich Kaiser: Astronomer (Kaiser-Compass)
  • 08-02Judocus Smits: Dutch RC newspaper publisher (De Tijd), dies at 59
  • 08-11Lowell Mason: US Organist / Composer (Zebulo), dies at 80
  • 08-19Eugene-Prosper Prevost: Composer, dies at 63
  • 09-07Antoni Stolpe: Composer, dies at 21
  • 09-13Ludwig A Feuerbach: German philosopher (Man what he eats), dies at 68
  • 09-14Yury Nikolayevich Golitsin: Composer, dies at 48
  • 09-18Charles XV Louis E: King of Sweden / Norway (1859-72)
  • 10-02Eberhard F Walcker: Organ builder (Paulskirche Frankfurt A / M)
  • 10-14Albrecht FH: Prince of Prussia, dies at 63
  • 10-21Jacques Babinet: French physicist / Mathematician / astronomer, dies at 78
  • 11-23Ten Bears (Parra-Wa-Samen): US Poet / Comanche chief
  • 11-29Cornelius Kreighoff: Canadian

Events in year of 1873

  • 01-01Origin of Japanese Era
  • 01-06Pope Pius IX encyclical "On the Church in Armenia"
  • 01-13P B S Pinchback relinquishes office at Louisiana Governor
  • 01-14"Celluloid" registered as a trademark
  • 01-14P B S Pinchback elected to Senate
  • 01-22Britains SS Northfleet sinks at Dungeness England, 300 die
  • 02-11Spanish Cortes fires King Amadeus I
  • 02-12Congress abolishes bimetallism and authorizes $1 and $3 gold coins
  • 02-20University of California gets its 1st Med School (UC / SF)
  • 02-27Dutch socialist Samuel van Wooden demands law against child labor
  • 03-03Congress authorizes federal departmental postage stamps
  • 03-03US Congress and government raise own salary, retroactively
  • 03-09Royal Canadian Mounted Police founded
  • 04-01British White Star steamship Atlantic sinks off Nova Scotia, 547 die
  • 04-01Mehmed Kemals play "Vatan" premeres in Constantinople
  • 04-13Colfax Massacre in Grant Parish Louisiana (60 blacks killed)
  • 05-011st US postal card issued
  • 05-01International Exhibition opens in Vienna
  • 05-07US marines attack Panama
  • 05-231st Preakness: G Barbee aboard Survivor wins in 2:43
  • 05-23Postal cards sold in SF for 1st time
  • 06-041st contract workers of British-Indies Co arrives in Suriname
  • 06-05Sultan Bargash closes slave market of Zanzibar
  • 06-077th Belmont: James Roe aboard Springbok wins in 3:01.75
  • 06-18Susan B Anthony fined $100 for attempting to vote for President
  • 06-22Prince Edward Island joins Canada
  • 07-01Henry Flipper of Georgia is 2nd black to enter West Point
  • 07-01Prince Edward Island becomes 7th Canadian province
  • 07-04Aquarium opens in Woodward Gardens
  • 07-10French Poet Paul Verlaine wounds Arthur Rimbaud with pistol

People born in year of 1873

  • 01-01Mariano Azuela: Mexico -- Novelist (The Flies, The Bosses)
  • 01-02Anton Pannekoek: Dutch astronomer / marxist theorist (Communist Tactics)
  • 01-06Karl Straube: German Organist / conductor
  • 01-07Adolph Zukor: Hungary -- Movie producer / director / executive (Paramount)
  • 01-08Lucien Capet: Composer
  • 01-15Max Adler: Austria -- Sociologist / socialist theorist
  • 01-16Boyd Alexander: English explorer
  • 01-17Francois Rasse: Composer
  • 01-19Hans E Blaich: Writer
  • 01-20Charles A Ellwood: United States -- Sociologist / psychologist
  • 01-20Johannes V Jensen: Denmark -- Novelist / poet (Energy Storage, Nobel 1944)
  • 01-28Colette: Writer
  • 01-30Rose Melville: Actress (Sis)
  • 02-01Clara Butt: Southwick, Sussex -- Contralto (Country of Hope & Glory)
  • 02-02Freiherr Konstantin von Neurath: German Secretary of State (1932-38)
  • 02-02Johan P Earl van Limburg Stirum: Dutch diplomat
  • 02-02Leopold Fall: Austria -- Operetta composer (Dollar Princess)
  • 02-03Ernest B Allo: French theologist
  • 02-11Feodor Chaliapine: Russian author / Novelist (Pages from My Life)
  • 02-22Muhammad Iqbal: Dutch East Indies lawyer / poet / philosopher
  • 02-23Dmitri Arakishvili: Composer
  • 02-26Ewoud van Everdingen: Dutch meteorologist
  • 03-03William Green: President of American Federation of Labor (1924-52)
  • 03-10Jakob Wassermann: Germany -- Novelist (My Life as German and Jew)
  • 03-14Joannes DJ Aengenent: Sociologist / Bishop of Haarlem (1928-35)
  • 03-15David Vaughan Thomas: Composer
  • 03-15Lee Shubert: Producer (theatres in New York and LA named after him)
  • 03-16Hippoliet Daeye: Flemish painter (Sereniteit)
  • 03-17Chard Somerset: 1st woman Cabinet Minister (1929-31)
  • 03-19Max Reger: Brand, Bavaria -- Composer / pianist / Professor (Leipzig University)

People died in year of 1873

  • 01-03John Lodge Ellerton: Composer, dies at 71
  • 01-28Henry Hugo Pierson: Composer, dies at 57
  • 02-01Matthew Maury: Hydrographer
  • 02-13Petrus AS van Limburg Brouwer [Abraham van Luik]: Literary
  • 02-14Charles Samvei Bovy-Lysberg: Composer, dies at 52
  • 03-05Marie-Alexis Castillon de Saint-Victor: Composer, dies at 34
  • 03-20Adolfe Louis Eugene Fetis: Composer, dies at 52
  • 03-30Benedict Augustin Morel: Psychologist (dementia praecox), dies at 63
  • 04-13Carlo Coccia: Composer, dies at 90
  • 04-17Semyon Stepanovich Gulak-Artemovsky: Composer, dies at 60
  • 04-18Justus Freiherr von Liebig: German chemist, dies at 69
  • 04-25Walter de la Mare: Engl Poet / Author (Behold the Dreamer), dies at 43
  • 04-28A Manzoni: Writer, dies at 88
  • 05-08John Stuart Mill: Great Empiricist philosopher, dies at 66
  • 05-13Kaspar Masek: Composer, dies at 79
  • 05-15Alexander J Cuza: Monarch of Moldavia / Romania, dies at 53
  • 05-26August Conradi: Composer, dies at 51
  • 06-02Francois Hainl: Composer, dies at 65
  • 06-13Angelo Maurizio Gaspare Mariani: Composer, dies at 51
  • 06-14Friedrich von Raumer: German Historian / parliamentarian, dies at 92
  • 07-03Josef Michal Ksawery Jan Poniatowski: Composer, dies at 57
  • 07-14Ferdinand David: Dutch violinist / composer, dies at 63
  • 08-02Frank Mori: Composer, dies at 53
  • 08-26Carl Wilhelm: Composer, dies at 57
  • 08-31Charles F Pahud de Montagnes: Governor-General (Dutch East Indies), dies at 70
  • 09-20Lulu Strauss und Torney: German poetess / writer
  • 09-28Emile Gaboriau: Detective writer (Monsieur Lecoq), dies at 37
  • 10-02Cornelius Varley: Water-color painter
  • 10-29Ernest Feydeau: French author, dies at 52
  • 10-29Johan N M J: King of Saxon (1854-73)