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Historical Events

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Newspapers are an extremely useful source of information that contain hundreds of years of information on the events of the past. NewspaperArchive features the most notable of such events, including those for the year 1875 such as the passing of the Civil Rights Act by the Congress of the Unites States, the signing of the Treaty of Saint Petersburg between Japan and Russia, the establishment of the General Postal Union, the establishment of the Theosophical Society, the creation of the International Committee of the Red Cross, and so much more! Each title is available individually, and all are searchable via an interface that allows users to easily view, search, zoom, print and save digital page images.

Historical Events
For Year 1875

There is no better source of the stories of yesterday, as they were actually told, than Newspaper Archives. Discover your ancestry with records from every world history event and find treasures that simply aren't available anywhere else. Newspaper Archives have preserved essential accounts of your family, famous people and events that shaped this nation for hundreds of years. What will you discover?

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

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