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Pope Pius IX dies after 32 year reign
Wyoming becomes a United States territory
Alexander II of Russia narrowly escapes an assassination attempt in the city of Kiev.
Krakatoa or Krakatau volcano erupts at 10:02 AM (local time); 163 villages are destroyed, 36,380 killed.
Start of the **** Yellow River flood in China, killing 900,000 to 2,000,000 people
In New York City, the first pneumatic subway is opened
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet Swan Lake debuts
The Eiffel Tower is inaugurated (opens May 6). Contemporary critics regard it as aesthetically displeasing.
Triple Alliance forces take Asunción.
Louis Riel, Canadian rebel leader of the Métis, is executed for high treason
Vladivostok, Russia is founded
Amadeus I becomes King of Spain
Colorado is admitted as the 38th U.S. state
Wilhelm II is crowned German Emperor
Thomas Edison receives a patent for his mimeograph.
Spain abolishes slavery in Cuba
The Wyoming territorial legislature gives women the right to vote, the first such law in the world
Jefferson Davis is captured by Union troops near Irwinville, Georgia.
Captain Matthew Webb becomes the first person to swim the English Channel.
Otto von Bismarck becomes prime minister of Prussia
Inauguration of James A. Garfield as President of the United States.
The first condom was made by the International Condom Company (ICC).
Japan adopts the Gregorian calendar.
The Treaty of Prague ends the Austro-Prussian War.

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