Book - 1872

Times Newspapers - 1872
Times Newspapers
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Events 1872

1 January — C. P. Scott becomes editor of The Manchester Guardian, a position he will hold until 1929.

2 February — British government buys a number of forts on the Gold Coast from the Netherlands.

5 March — Tichborne case decided against the impostor Arthur Orton.

11 March — Work begins setting up Seven Sisters Colliery in South Wales, located on one of the richest coal sources in Britain.

16 March — In the first ever final of the FA Cup, the world's oldest football competition, Wanderers F.C. defeat Royal Engineers A.F.C. 1–0 at The Oval in Kennington, London.

June - American-born painter James McNeill Whistler exhibits Arrangement in Grey and Black: The Artist's Mother, painted the previous year in London, at the Royal Academy summer exhibition.

June - Rangers F.C. play their first ever game on the public pitches of Glasgow Green.

July — Queen Victoria opens the Albert Memorial in memory of her husband Prince Albert.

18 July - 18 July - Ballot Act introduces secret ballots in United Kingdom elections.

Philanthropist Angela Burdett-Coutts, 1st Baroness Burdett-Coutts, becomes the first woman to be made an Honorary Freeman of the City of London.

31 July — Licensing Act establishes licenses for public houses and limits drinking hours.

5 August — Hastings Pier opened. Designed by Eugenius Birch, it is the first in Britain with an entertainment pavilion incorporated from new.

10 August — Portland Breakwater completed.

1 September — A group of Icaiche Maya under Marcos Canul attack Orange Walk Town in British Honduras as part of the Caste War of Yucatán. British troops are sent against them.

7 October — An underground explosion at Morley Main Colliery, Morley, West Yorkshire, kills 34.

21 November — Wigan F.C. founded, the first Association football team in Wigan.

25 November — Loss of the iron sailing ship Royal Adelaide on Chesil Beach: 60 saved, 7 drowned.

30 November — Scotland v England, the first FIFA-recognized international football match, takes place at Hamilton Crescent in Scotland. The result is a goalless draw.

12 December — A meteorite strikes earth near Banbury.

21 December — The Challenger expedition sails from Portsmouth on the four year scientific expedition that will lay the foundation for the science of oceanography.