Victorian Era (1837 – 1901 CE)

1839

1843

  • December 25:Sallie and Patrick Hodgers have a child they name Jennie Irene Hodgers. (estimated year)

1847

1848

1857

  • Karl Heinrich Ulrichs‘ sexuality becomes known and he subsequently loses his job as legal advisor in the Kingdom of Hanover.

1862

  • 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.

1865

  • August 17: The 95th Illinois Infantry disbands, and Albert Cashier returns to Belvidere, Illinois.

1867

  • 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.

1868

1869

  • Karl-Maria Kertbeny publishes to pamphlets arguing against the Prussian anti-sodomy law Paragraph 143.

1870

  • 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.”

1876

  • June 17Osch-Tisch and The Other Magpie fight in the Battle of Rosebud.

1879

  • 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.

1882

1884

  • Muteesa I dies, and Mwanga II becomes kabaka of Buganda.

1885

  • 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.

1886

  • 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.

1887

  • January 27: Mwanga II executes the last of the Uganda Martyrs.

1888

  • 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.

1889

  • 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.

1890

  • December 26: Mwanga II formalizes a treaty with the British and Buganda becomes part of the the British Protectorate of Uganda.

1894

  • The British Protectorate of Uganda formally criminalizes homosexual behavior between men.
  • June 23: Alfred Kinsey is born.
  • August 22: Willem Arondeus is born.

1895

1897

1898

  • January 15: Mwanga II attacks the British held Uganda with an army, but is defeated again and exiled.

Jahrbuch_für_sexuelle_Zwischenstufen_-_1914

1899