January 18 - The member-states of the North German Confederation unite into a single nation-
state known as the German Empire. The King of Prussia is declared the first German Emperor
as Wilhelm I of Germany.
January 28 - France surrenders to end the Franco-Prussian War.
March 22 - In North Carolina, William Holden becomes the first governor of a U.S. state to
be removed from office by impeachment.
March 21 - Marriage of Princess Louise of the United Kingdom to John Campbell, Marquess
of Lorne, whose father, the 8th Duke of Argyll, is the serving Secretary of State for India.
March 26 - The Paris Commune is formally established in Paris.
March 29 - The Royal Albert Hall is opened by Queen Victoria.
May 30 - The Paris Commune is suppressed by the armed forces of the French Third
July 20 - British Columbia joins the confederation of Canada.
August 31 - Adolphe Thiers becomes President of the French Republic.
October 8 - Great Chicago Fire: A large fire in Chicago, Illinois preempts news reporting of
the Peshtigo, Wisconsin fire, burns 1,200,000 acres in one day, eventually destroys about
17,450 buildings, kills about 250 people and leaves another 90,000 homeless. It is brought
under control the next day.
October 8 - The Peshtigo, Wisconsin fire, which burned 1,200,000 acres in one day.
October 27 the Comte de Chambord refuses to be crowned 'King Henry V of France' until
France abandons its tricolour and returns to the old bourbon flag..
November 10 - Henry Morton Stanley locates missing explorer and missionary, Dr. David
Livingstone in Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika, and greets him saying "Dr. Livingstone, I
November 17 - The National Rifle Association is granted a charter by the state of New York.
George Biddell Airy discovers astronomical aberration is independent of the local medium.
Abolition of the Han system in Japan.
William Marcy Tweed serves his last year as the "Boss" of Tammany Hall.Births
January 17 - David Earl Betty
of the North Sea and of Brooksby, British admiral (+ 1936).
February 4 - Friedrich Ebert
, president of the Weimar Republic (+ 1925).
March 5 - Rosa Luxemburg
, politician (+ 1919).
March 18 - Dina van den Houten
March 18 - Janna van den Houten
March 27 - Heinrich Mann
, narrator, dramatist and essayist (+ 1950).
May 6 - Christian Morgenstern
, author (+ 1914).
May 18 - Pieter Cornelis Johannes Kruijs
May 27 - Georges Rouault
, painter and graphic artist (+ 1958).
June 8 - Leendert van de Sluis
July 1 - Jozina Maria van den Houten
August 19 - Orville Wright
of the Wright brothers, American co-inventor of the airplane.
August 29 - Marinus van den Houten
August 29 - Albert Lebrun
, French politician (+ 1950).
September 27 - Grazia Deledda
, Sardinian writer - Nobel prize (+ 1936).
October 28 - Pieter Cornelis Janse
November 24 - Neeltje Kamerling
November 30 - Leentje Hakkenbrak
December 13 - Emily Carr
, Canadian writer.
December 22 - Neeltje Quant
December 22 - Wilhelmina Quant
December 31 - Janna Luikaart
, Canadian liutenant of the of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, awarded
with the Victoria Cross for bravery during the Second Boer War.Stillborn
December 15 - Stillborn van den Houten (boy)
January 18 - Jannetje Bakker
February 20 - Paul Kane
March 18 - Janna van den Houten
June 8 - Dingenis van den Ouden
September 15 - Dina van den Houten
September 20 - Jacoba Maria van den Houten
September 23 - Louis-Joseph Papineau
, aged 85, Canadian politician and
former leader of the Patriotes Rebellion.
October 18 - Charles Babbage
, aged 79, English mathematician and inventor of
December 29 - Maria Theresia Wingarts
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