This Day In History
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
On This Day

1873

Events

April 4, 1873

The Kennel Club is...
The Kennel Club is founded, the oldest and first official registry of purebred dogs in the world. The Kennel Club ("KC") is the oldest recognized kennel club in the world. Its headquarters is in Clarges Street Mayfair in London with business offices in Aylesbury, United Kingdom. Its role is to act as governing body for various canine activities including dog shows, dog agilty and working trials. It is also operates the national register of pedigree dogs in the United Kingdom and is a lobby group on dog matters in the UK. The Kennel Club registration system divides dogs into seven breed groups. The Kennel Club Groups are: Hound, Working, Terrier, Gundog, Pastoral, Utility and Toy. The Kennel Club currently recognises 210 breeds of dog.
Kennel Club

May 20, 1873

Levi Strauss and Jacob...
Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive a U.S. patent for blue jeans with copper rivets. Jeans are trousers made from denim. Some of the earliest American blue jeans were made by Jacob Davis, Calvin Rogers, and Levi Strauss in 1873. Starting in the 1950s, jeans, originally designed for cowboys, became popular among teenagers. Historic brands include Levi's, Lee, and Wrangler. Jeans come in various fits, including skinny, tapered, straight, boot cut, Mommy-cut, maternity, and flare. Jeans are now a very popular form of casual dress around the world, and have been so for decades. They come in many styles and colors; however, "blue jeans" are particularly identified with American culture, especially the American Old West.
jeans, Levi Strauss, Jacob Davis

Births

February 13, 1873
Feodor Chaliapin

Feodor Ivanovich Chaliapin was a Russian opera singer. The possessor of a large and expressive bass voice, he enjoyed an important international career at major opera houses and is often credited with establishing the tradition of naturalistic acting in his chosen art form.
March 19, 1873
Max Reger

Johann Baptist Joseph Maximilian Reger was a German composer, conductor, pianist, organist, and academic teacher.
April 1, 1873
Sergei Rachmaninoff

Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor. Rachmaninoff is widely considered one of the finest pianists of his day and, as a composer, one of the last great representatives of Romanticism in Russian classical music.

Deaths

January 9, 1873
Napoleon III

Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte was the President of the French Second Republic and as Napoleon III, the ruler of the Second French Empire.
July 27, 1873
Fyodor Tyutchev

Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev is generally considered the last of three great Romantic poets of Russia, following Alexander Pushkin and Mikhail Lermontov.
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