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