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

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