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.
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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.
March 3, 1875
The Opera Comique in Paris holds the first performance of Bizet’s Carmen.
March 15, 1875
Roman Catholic Archbishop John McCloskey of New York becomes the first United States cardinal.
April 10, 1875
Swami Dayananda establishes the Arya Samaj in Mumbai.
May 7, 1875
The signing of the Treaty of Saint Petersburg between Japan and Russia takes place.
May 17, 1875
The first Kentucky Derby is won by Aristides.
May 20, 1875
The signing of the cccc takes place in Paris.
July 1, 1875
The establishment of the General Postal Union takes place.
July 7, 1875
The end of the Battle of Trevino of the Third Carlist War takes place.
August 25, 1875
The first person to swim the English Channel is Captain Matthew Webb.
Partial bankruptcy is declared by the Ottoman state and its finances are placed in the hands of European creditors.
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.
October 16, 1875
The formation of Brigham Young University takes place in Provo, Utah.
October 25, 1875
Boston, Massachusetts holds the first performance of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1.
October 30, 1875
Helena Blavatsky, H. S. Olcott, W. Q. Judge and a few other people establish the Theosophical Society in New York.
December 4, 1875
Politician Boss Tweed of New York City escapes from prison and flees to Spain.
December 9, 1875
The establishment of the Massachusetts Rifle Association as the oldest active gun club in American takes place.
December 20, 1875
The International Committee of the Red Cross is created upon the renaming of the ICRM.