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  • Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Sunday Jan 14, 1872

    Greyfriars Bobby

    Death

    Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Sunday Jan 14, 1872

    Bobby is said to have sat by the grave for 14 years. He died in 1872 and a necropsy by Prof Thomas Walley of the Edinburgh Veterinary College concluded he had died from cancer of the jaw.




  • Canada
    Monday Apr 15, 1872

    Thanksgiving

    The first official Canadian Thanksgiving

    Canada
    Monday Apr 15, 1872

    The first official Canadian Thanksgiving occurred on April 15, 1872, when the nation was celebrating the Prince of Wales' recovery from a serious illness.




  • U.S.
    Sunday Jun 2, 1872

    Mother's Day

    Mother's Day (United States)

    U.S.
    Sunday Jun 2, 1872

    In 1872 Julia Ward Howe called for women to join in support of disarmament and asked for 2 June 1872, to be established as a "Mother's Day for Peace".




  • U.S.
    Thursday Jun 6, 1872

    Frederick Douglass

    First African American nominated for Vice President of the United States

    U.S.
    Thursday Jun 6, 1872

    In 1872, Douglass became the first African American nominated for Vice President of the United States, as Victoria Woodhull's running mate on the Equal Rights Party ticket. He was nominated without his knowledge. Douglass neither campaigned for the ticket nor acknowledged that he had been nominated.




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