Historical Events For Year 1875

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March 1, 1875

The Civil Rights Act prohibiting racial discrimination in public accommodations and jury duty is passed by the Congress of the United States.
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March 3, 1875

The Opera Comique in Paris holds the first performance of Bizet’s Carmen. Read More

March 15, 1875

Roman Catholic Archbishop John McCloskey of New York becomes the first United States cardinal.
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April 10, 1875

Swami Dayananda establishes the Arya Samaj in Mumbai. Read More

May 7, 1875

The signing of the Treaty of Saint Petersburg between Japan and Russia takes place. Read More

May 17, 1875

The first Kentucky Derby is won by Aristides. Read More

May 20, 1875

The signing of the cccc takes place in Paris. Read More

July 1, 1875

The establishment of the General Postal Union takes place. Read More

July 7, 1875

The end of the Battle of Trevino of the Third Carlist War takes place. Read More

August 25, 1875

The first person to swim the English Channel is Captain Matthew Webb. Read More

October, 1875

Partial bankruptcy is declared by the Ottoman state and its finances are placed in the hands of European creditors.
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October 15, 1875

The death of Chief Lone Horn of the Minneconjou takes place at the Cheyenne River, leading his son Big Foot to become the new chief.
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October 16, 1875

The formation of Brigham Young University takes place in Provo, Utah. Read More

October 25, 1875

Boston, Massachusetts holds the first performance of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1.
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October 30, 1875

Helena Blavatsky, H. S. Olcott, W. Q. Judge and a few other people establish the Theosophical Society in New York.
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December 4, 1875

Politician Boss Tweed of New York City escapes from prison and flees to Spain. Read More

December 9, 1875

The establishment of the Massachusetts Rifle Association as the oldest active gun club in American takes place.
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December 20, 1875

The International Committee of the Red Cross is created upon the renaming of the ICRM. Read More