Historical Events for Year 1876

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Jan 1st - The Reichsbank opens in Berlin.
Jan 31st - The United States orders all Native Americans to move into reservations.
Feb 2nd - Baseball's National League forms with teams in Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Hartford, Louisville, New York, Philadelphia, St Louis
Feb 3rd - Albert Spalding with $800 starts sporting goods co, manufacturing 1st official baseball, tennis ball, basketball, golf ball, & football
Feb 7th - Pres Grants private-secretary Orville acquitted in Whiskey Ring
Feb 12th - Al Spalding opens his sporting good shop
Feb 14th - A G Bell & Elisha Gray apply separately for telephone patents Supreme Court eventually rules Bell rightful inventor
Feb 15th - Historic Elm at Boston blown down
Feb 17th - Sardines 1st canned (Julius Wolff-Eastport, Maine)
Feb 18th - Direct telegraph link established between Britain & New Zealand
Feb 22nd - Johns Hopkins University opens
Feb 24th - Henrik Ibsen's "Peer Gynt," premieres in Oslo
Mar 1st - Guernsey Cattle Club forms (Farmington Conn)
Mar 4th - US Congress decides to impeach Minister of War Belknap
Inventor Alexander Graham BellInventor Alexander Graham Bell Mar 7th - Alexander Graham Bell patents telephone
Mar 7th - Battle at Gura: Ethiopian emperor Yohannes beats Egyptians
Mar 10th - 1st telephone call made (Alexander Graham Bell to Thomas Watson)
Mar 16th - Nelly Saunders & Rose Harland fight 1st female boxing match (NY)
Mar 17th - 1st record high jump over 6' (Marshall Jones Brooks)
Mar 17th - Gen Crook destroy Cheyennes & Oglala-Sioux indian camps
Mar 25th - Glasgow 1st soccer match Scotland-Wales (4-0)
Apr 1st - 1st official NL baseball game (Boston-6, Phila-5)
Apr 2nd - Philadelphia A's & Boston Red Caps play 1st NL game, in Phila
Apr 8th - Amiliare Ponchielli's opera "La Gioconda" premieres in Milan
Apr 11th - Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks organizes
Apr 11th - Sir Charles Gordon ends religious tolerance in Sudan
Apr 18th - Daniel O'Leary completes a 500 mile walk in 139 hrs 32 min
Apr 22nd - 1st NL game, Boston Braves beat Phila Athletics 6-5
Apr 22nd - Tsjaikovsky completes his "Swan Lake" ballet
Apr 22nd - Phila Nationals Wes Fisler scores baseball's 1st run
Apr 25th - Chicago Cubs 1st NL game, beats Louisville 4-0 (1st NL shutout)
May 2nd - Ross Barnes hit 1st home run in National League
May 2nd - The April Uprising breaks out in Bulgaria.
May 10th - Centennial Fair opens in Philadelphia
May 13th - Amersfoort-Zutphen railway opens
May 15th - 2nd Kentucky Derby: Bobby Swim aboard Vagrant wins in 2:38.25
Union General George Armstrong CusterUnion General George Armstrong Custer May 17th - 7th US Cavalry under General George Armstrong Custer leaves Ft Lincoln
May 23rd - 1st NL no-hitter (Joe Borden, Boston)
May 25th - 1st tie in NL history (Athletics & Louisville, 2-2 in 14)
May 25th - 4th Preakness: G Barbee aboard Shirley wins in 2:44.75
May 26th - HMS Challenger returns from 128,000-km oceanographic exploration
May 30th - Ottoman sultan Abd-ul-Aziz is deposed and succeeded by his nephew Murat V.
Jun 2nd - Hristo Botev, a Bulgarian poet and national revolutionary, is killed in Stara Planina
Jun 3rd - Lacrosse introduced in Britain & Canada
Jun 4th - An express train called the Transcontinental Express arrives in San Francisco, California, via the First Transcontinental Railroad only 83 hours and 39 minutes after having left New York City.
Jun 5th - Bananas become popular in US, at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia
Jun 10th - 10th Belmont: William Donohue aboard Algerine wins in 2:40.5
19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes Jun 11th - Republicans pick Rutherford B. Hayes as US presidental candidate
Jun 14th - 1st player to hit for cycle (George Hall, Phila Athletics)
Jun 14th - California Street Cable Car Railroad Co gets its franchise
Jun 15th - Sara Spencer (R) is 1st woman to address a US presidential convention
Jun 15th - Tsunamis after earthquake floods NE coast of Japan, kills 28,000
Jun 17th - 1st to hit 2 HRs; & score 5 runs in 9 inn NL game (George Hall, A's)
Jun 17th - Battle of Rosebud/Battle Where Girl Saved Her Brother
Jun 25th - Battle of the Little Bighorn: 7th Cavalry under Lieutenant Colonel (sometime Brevet Major General) George Armstrong Custer wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne, Custer killed
Jun 27th - 1st NLer to get 6 hits in 9 inn game (Dave Force, Phila Athletics)
Jun 27th - Democratic Party elects Samuel Tilden as US presidential candidate
Jun 30th - Serbia declares war on Turkey
Jul 3rd - Montenegro declares war on Turkey
Jul 4th - 1st public exhibition of electric light in SF
Jul 4th - Batholdi visits Bedloe Island, future home of his Statue of Liberty
Jul 8th - White terrorists attack Black Republicans in Hamburg SC, killing 5
Jul 9th - Black landowner murdered in Hamburg SC
Jul 13th - 29th US Postmaster General: James N Tyner of Ind takes office
Jul 15th - Baseball's 1st no-hitter, St Louis' George W Bradley no-hits Hartford
Jul 20th - 1st US intercollegiate track meet held, Saratoga, NY; Princeton wins
Jul 31st - US Coast Guard officers' training school established (New Bedford MA)
Aug 1st - Colorado becomes 38th state of the Union
Aug 8th - Dan O'Leacy completes 500 mile walk in 139h32m
Inventor Thomas EdisonInventor Thomas Edison Aug 8th - Thomas Edison patents mimeograph
Aug 10th - 1st phone call between Brantford & Paris, Canada
Aug 12th - Madeline (US) beats Countess Dufferin (Canada) in 4th America's Cup
Aug 13th - The Bayreuth Festspielhaus opens with the first complete performance of Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle
Aug 14th - Prairie View State University forms
Aug 15th - US law removes Indians from Black Hills after gold find
Aug 16th - Opera "Siegfried" premieres in Bayreuth
Aug 17th - Wagner's opera "Götterdämmerung" premieres in Bayreuth
Aug 24th - Riot abolishes fairs in Amsterdam, 2 killed
Composer Richard WagnerComposer Richard Wagner Aug 31st - Ottoman sultan Murat V is deposed and succeeded by his brother Abd-ul-Hamid II.
Sep 6th - Race riot in Charleston SC
Sep 6th - Southern Pacific line from LA to SF completed
Sep 7th - Bank robbery by James/Younger fails (Cole/Bob/Jim Younger arrested)
Sep 12th - King Leopold II opens Congo-conference
Sep 14th - Henry Morton Stanley's expedition leaves Rwanda
Sep 14th - Leopold II closes Congo-conference
Sep 17th - Race riots in SC
Sep 19th - 1st carpet sweeper patented (Melville Bissell of Grand Rapids, Mich)
Sep 19th - Talks begin to set up a football club in Ottawa
Sep 20th - Ottawa Football Club forms
Sep 23rd - Ottawa Rough Riders play their 1st game
Sep 26th - 1st Belgian parachute jump (Glorieux)
Oct 6th - American Library Association organized in Philadelphia
Oct 9th - 1st 2-way telephone conversation, 1st over outdoor wires
Oct 16th - Race riot at Cainhoy SC (5 whites & 1 black killed)
Oct 17th - Henry Morton Stanley's reaches Lualaba River
Oct 23rd - New Orleans Mint reopens as an assay office
Oct 26th - President sends federal troops to SC
Oct 31st - Great Backerganj Cyclone of 1876 ravages British India (Modern-day Bangladesh), resulting in over 200,000 human deaths.
Nov 1st - King Willem III opens North Sea Canal (Amsterdam-IJmuiden)
Nov 1st - New Zealand's provincial government system is dissolved.
Nov 4th - John Brahms' 1st Symphony in C, premieres
Nov 5th - Henry Morton Stanley's expedition leaves Nyangwe
Nov 7th - Edward Bouchet, is 1st black to receive a PhD from a US college (Yale)
Nov 7th - Meharry Medical College forms at Central Tennesse College
Nov 7th - Pres Rutherford B. Hayes & Samuel J Tilden claim presidential victory Tilden (D) wins election but Electoral college selects Hayes (R)
Composer Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyComposer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Nov 17th - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's patriotic Slavonic March made its premiere in Moscow to a warm reception by the Russian people.
Nov 21st - Skirmish between HM Stanley's expedition & natives
Nov 23rd - Columbia, Harvard & Princeton form Intercollegiate Football Association
Nov 25th - Indian Wars: In retaliation for the American defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, United States Army troops sack Chief Dull Knife's sleeping Cheyenne village at the headwaters of the Powder River.
Dec 5th - Daniel Stillson (Mass) patents 1st practical pipe wrench
Dec 5th - Fire at Brooklyn Theater kills 295, trampled or burned to death
Dec 6th - 1st crematorium in US begins operation, Washington, Penn
Dec 6th - City of Anaheim incorporated for 2nd time
Dec 6th - US Electorial College picks Rep Hayes as pres (although Tilden won)
Dec 7th - NY Mutuals & Phila A's expelled from NL for not completing sked
Dec 8th - Suriname begins compulsory education for 7-12 years
Dec 23rd - Turkey's 1st constitution proclaimed
Dec 29th - 11 passenger cars crash in a ravine near Ashtabula Ohio, 92 die

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