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The beginning of construction of the Brooklyn Bridge takes place. Read More
The inauguration of the Wiener Musikverein, Vienna takes place in Austria-Hungary. Read More
The incorporation of Standard Oil by John D. Rockefeller takes place. Read More
The Cardiff Giant is confirmed as being a carved gypsum instead of the believed remains of a petrified human.
The ratification of the 15th Amendment to the United States Constitution granting African-Americans the right to vote takes place.
The creation of the Army Weather Bureau takes place. Read More
The incorporation of Anaheim as a city in California takes place. Read More
The right to vote is granted to women in the Utah Territory. Read More
The United States Senate swears in Hiram Rhodes Revels is the first African American to have a seat in the United States Congress.
In opening of New York City's first pneumatic subway takes place. Read More
Japan adopts their "circle of the sun" flag as the national flag for their merchant chips.
England and Scotland compete in the first international Association Football match at The Oval in London.
The Cannon Act establishing the Ohio Agriculture and Mechanical College is passed by the Ohio Legislature.
The establishment and opening of Syracuse University takes place. Read More
African-Americans are given the right to vote upon the ratification of the 15th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
The readmission of Texas to the Union takes place following the Reconstruction. Read More
The first African-American to make an electoral vote is Thomas Mundy Peterson. Read More
Charles Dickens leaves his last book The Mystery of Edwin Drood unfinished upon his death.
The United States Department of Justice is created by the United States Congress. Read More
The declaration of Christmas as a federal holiday takes place in the United States. Read More
The dissolution of the Confederate States of America takes place as Georgia is readmitted to the Union as the last Confederate State.
A declaration of war on Prussia is made by France, thus beginning the Franco-Prussian War.
The end of the Red River Rebellion is brought about by the fleeing of Louis Riel. Read More
The first woman to vote legally in the United States since 1807 is Louisa Ann Swain. Read More
The capital of unified Italy is declared as being Rome. Read More
The assassination of Prime Minister Juan Prim of Spain takes place. Read More