On January 26th, US income tax is repealed.
Congress establishes the civil service system on March 3rd.
Otto Von Bismarck elevated to rank of Furst (Prince).
Captain McLane Tilton leads 109 Marines in a naval attack on Han River forts on Kanghwa Island, Korea.
The University Tests Act allows students to enter the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Durham without religious tests, except for courses in theology.
Great Fire kills 200, destroys over 4 square miles (10 square km) of Chicago building, and original Emancipation Proclamation.
On October 17, President Grant suspends writ of habeas corpus.
The first human cannonball, Emilio Onra, is shot on November 21.
Jefferson Long of Georgia is first black to make an official speech in House of Reps (opposing leniency to former Confederates.)
National Association of Professional Base-Ball players organized.
The Camp Grant Massacre of Apaches in Arizona Territory, perpetrated by white and Mexican adventures; 144 die.
First baseball league game (National Association of Baseball Players), (Ft Wayne 2, Cleveland 0) Deacon Jim White gets first hit, a double.
Jesse James and his gang robs Obocock Bank (Corydon, Iowa), of $15,000.
Hurricane kills 300 in Labrador.
Jesse James robs bank in Corydon, Iowa of $45,000.
Bishop John Coleridge Patteson martyred on the island of Nukapu, a Polynesian outlier island now in the Temotu province of the Solomon Islands. He was the first bishop of Melanesia.
Boss Tweed (William Macy Tweed) Democratic leader of Tammany Hall arrested after New York Times exposed his corruption.
American suffragette Susan B Anthony arrested after voting on the 5th November in Rochester, N.Y.
Jules Janssen discovers dark lines in solar corona spectrum.
Gilbert and Sullivan collaborate for the first time, on their lost opera, Thespis. It does modestly well, but the two would not collaborate for four years.
World’s first cat show was held in Crystal Palace, London.
Can you Guess The Year?
Do you know what year these events happened? If you do, send your answer to the Fence Post Guess the Year Contest, P.O. Box 1690, Greeley, Colo.
The answer to last month’s Guess the Year Quiz was 1913. Congratulations to Richard Foose of Eaton, Colo., for being selected our prize winner. You can expect to receive $10 by the 20th of next month. ❖