Invention of barbed wire, see ranching.
May 10 - Transcontinental Railroad completed at Promontory, Utah.
May 15 - Woman's suffrage: In New York, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton
form the National Woman's Suffrage Association.
August 4/12 - Emperor Norton I of the United States abolished both the Democratic and
October 16 - England's first residential college for women, Girton College, is founded.
November 4 - The first issue of scientific journal Nature is published.
November 6 - The first intercollegiate American football game is played. Rutgers defeats
Princeton, 6 to 4.
November 17 - In Egypt, the Suez Canal, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea,
is inaugurated in an elaborate ceremony.
November 23 - In Dumbarton, Scotland the clipper ship Cutty Sark is launched (it was
one of the last clipper ships to be built, and the only one surviving to the present day).
Ulysses S. Grant succeeds Andrew Johnson as President of the United States of America.
Fire burns down about 75% of Hancock, Michigan.
Mahbub Ali Pasha begins a 42 year reign as Nizam of Hyderabad.
James Bennet of the New York Herald, asks Henry Morton Stanley to go and find
Dr. Livingstone, despite him not being lost or in difficulty.
The Meiji Emperor of Japan accepts the surrender of the four most powerful clans
(Choshu, Tosa, Hizen and Satsuma) and reappoints the clan chiefs as Provincial
Governors, on reduced revenues|Tosa]], Hizen and Satsuma) and reappoints the
clan chiefs as Provincial Governers, on reduced revenues.Births
January 5 - Johannes Cornelis van den Houten
January 10 - Grigori Rasputin
, Russian mystic.
February 11 - Helene Kroller-Muller
Dutch museum founder and patron of the arts.
February 14 - Charles Wilson
February 18 - Willem Jacobus de Meris
February 28 - Lena Luikaart
March 5 - Michael von Faulhaber
, cardinal and archbishop (d. 1952).
March 11 - Jacob Aaron Troast
March 14 - Algernon Blackwood
, writer (d. 1951).
March 18 - Neville Chamberlain
, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1940).
March 20 - Cornelia Sophia Aarsen
March 21 - Florenz Ziegfeld
, theatrical producer (+ 1932).
April 8 - Harvey Cushing
, American neurosurgeon (+ 1939).
April 11 - Gustav Vigeland
, Norwegian sculptor.
April 21 - Willem van den Houten
May 14 - Friedrich Karl Kleine
, physician (d. 1951).
May 24 - Willem (William) van Houten
May 25 - Adriana van den Houte
June 5 - Job Bakker
August 1 - Cornelia de Voogd
August 5 - Teunis Aart van den Houten
August 10 - Lawrence Binyon
, poet and scholar.
August 16 - Maria van der Windt
September 1- Krina Quant
September 2 - Fritz Pregl
, chemist (Nobel prize 1923).
September 5 - Charlotta van den Houten
September 23 - Mary Mallon
, Irish domestic servant and cook , later famous
carrier of Typhoid fever.
September 28 - Willemijntje van den Houten
October 1- Cornelis Anthonie Stomps
October 2 - Mohandas Gandhi
, Founder of the modern Indian state, the original
proponent of nonviolence in modern times.
October 11 - Maarten van den Houten
November 25 - Herbert Greenfield
, Premier of Alberta.
December 30 - Stephen Leacock
, British-Canadian author and economist.
December 31 - Henri Matisse
, painter.Catharine (Kitty) Lyman
November 29 - Stillborn van den Houten (girl)
March 8 - Hector Berlioz
, French composer.
March 11 - Plona van den Houten
March 11 - Dingeman Quant
March 24 - Antoine-Henri Jomini
, General (+1779).
March 29 - Theuna van den Houten
April 6 - Lena Luikaart
April 20 - Carl Loewe
June 15 - Adriana van den Houte
August 11 - Cornelis Beije
October 22 - Jacomijntje van den Houten
December 29 - Jan Noteboom
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