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- December 25:Sallie and Patrick Hodgers have a child they name Jennie Irene Hodgers. (estimated year)
- Karl Heinrich Ulrichs‘ sexuality becomes known and he subsequently loses his job as legal advisor in the Kingdom of Hanover.
- Albert Cashier enlists in the Union army, joining the 95th Illinois Infantry.
- Karl Heinrich Ulrichs officially comes out to his family as an “Urning” — the term he coined for homosexual men — declaring that his feelings are both biological and natural.
- August 17: The 95th Illinois Infantry disbands, and Albert Cashier returns to Belvidere, Illinois.
- After briefly being imprisoned in Prussia, Karl Heinrich Ulrichs moves to Munich. There he will speak to the German Association of Jurists on behalf of LGBT rights.
- Karl-Maria Kertbeny publishes to pamphlets arguing against the Prussian anti-sodomy law Paragraph 143.
- Karl Heinrich Ulrichs publishes “Araxes: a Call to Free the Nature of the Urning from Penal Law” where he calls sexuality a “right established by nature.”
- June 17: Osch-Tisch and The Other Magpie fight in the Battle of Rosebud.
- Karl Heinrich Ulrichs publishes his twelfth book, entitled “Research on the Riddle of Man-Manly Love” and then sends himself into a self-imposed exile in Naples.
- Muteesa I dies, and Mwanga II becomes kabaka of Buganda.
- October 29: Mwanga II has the archbishop James Hannington assassinated.
- January 31: Mwanga II begins the executions of the 30 Christians who will become the Uganda Martyrs.
- Richard von Krafft-Ebing borrows the word “homosexual” from Karl-Maria Kertbeny‘s works, and the term begins to enter mainstream usage.
- April 26: Gertrude Pridgett may have been born in Georgia on this day.
- January 27: Mwanga II executes the last of the Uganda Martyrs.
- A rebellion stoked by the British usurps the throne of Mwanga II. His brother Kiweewa becomes the new kabaka — for forty days. A second rebellion installs his half-brother Kalema on the throne.
- Mwanga II deals with the British in order to get his throne back — he is the kabaka of Buganda again by the end of the year.
- December 26: Mwanga II formalizes a treaty with the British and Buganda becomes part of the the British Protectorate of Uganda.
- The British Protectorate of Uganda formally criminalizes homosexual behavior between men.
- June 23: Alfred Kinsey is born.
- August 22: Willem Arondeus is born.
- January 15: Mwanga II attacks the British held Uganda with an army, but is defeated again and exiled.