1875 in Siam

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The year 1875 was the 94th year of the Rattanakosin Kingdom of Siam (now known as Thailand). It was the eighth year in the reign of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V).



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  • The Revenue Department was created to collected taxes.
  • The Telegram Department was created, its first office was located near the Ministry of Defence building in Bangkok. The first telegram was sent from Bangkok to nearby Samut Prakan. The service was originally reserved for official use only, at 12 satang per word. The service survived until 2008. Its first director was Prince Bhanurangsi Savangwongse, the king's brother.
  • King Chulalongkorn granted a house to the French ambassador to Siam for use as a residence.
  • The Haw wars; the Royal Siamese Army crossed the Mekong River at Nong Khai and commenced an advance against Chinese Black Flag forces based at Chiang Kham. The Chinese refused to give battle and instead retreated into the mountains. The Siamese army later crossed back into Siam without having destroyed the bandits.





  • Stearn, Duncan (June 14, 2016). Thailand Timeline: History 1500-2015. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. ISBN 1533038368.