history fiend logo history fiend area
history fiend spacer

Find Events By Day


Follow History Fiend on Twitter

Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1876 AD


January 3: 1st free kindergarten in U.S. opens in Florence, Mass


February 2: Baseball's National League forms with teams in Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Hartford, Louisville, New York, Philadelphia, St. Louis
February 3: Albert Spalding with $800 starts sporting goods co, manufacturing 1st official baseball, tennis ball, basketball, golf ball, and football
February 7: President Grants private-secretary Orville acquitted in Whiskey Ring
February 12: Al Spalding opens his sporting good shop
February 14: A G Bell and Elisha Gray apply separately for telephone patents Supreme Court eventually rules Bell rightful inventor
February 15: Historic Elm at Boston blown down
February 17: Sardines 1st canned by Julius Wolff-Eastport, Maine
February 18: Direct telegraph link established between Britain and New Zealand
February 22: Johns Hopkins University opens
February 24: Henrik Ibsen's "Peer Gynt," premieres in Oslo


March 1: Guernsey Cattle Club forms in Farmington, Connecticut
March 4: U.S. Congress decides to impeach Minister of War Belknap
March 7: Alexander Graham Bell patents telephone
March 7: Battle at Gura: Ethiopian emperor Yohannes beats Egyptians
March 10: 1st telephone call made (Alexander Graham Bell to Thomas Watson)
March 16: Nelly Saunders and Rose Harland fight 1st female boxing match (NY)
March 17: 1st record high jump over 6' (Marshall Jones Brooks)
March 17: General Crook destroy Cheyennes and Oglala-Sioux indian camps
March 25: Glasgow 1st soccer match Scotland-Wales (4-0)


April 1: 1st official NL baseball game (Boston-6, Philadelphia-5)
April 2: Philadelphia A's and Boston Red Caps play 1st NL game, in Phila
April 8: Amiliare Ponchielli's opera "La Gioconda," premieres in Milan
April 11: Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks organizes
April 11: Sir Charles Gordon ends religious tolerance in Sudan
April 18: Daniel O'Leary completes a 500 mile walk in 139 hours 32 min
April 22: 1st NL game, Boston Braves beat Philadelphia Athletics 6-5
April 22: Philadelphia Nationals Wes Fisler scores baseball's 1st run
April 22: Tsjaikovsky completes his "Swan Lake" ballet
April 25: Chicago Cubs 1st NL game, beats Louisville 4-0 (1st NL shutout)


May 2: Ross Barnes hit 1st home run in National League
May 10: Centennial Fair opens in Philadelphia
May 13: Amersfoort-Zutphen railway opens
May 15: 2nd Kentucky Derby: Bobby Swim aboard Vagrant wins in 2:38
May 17: 7th U.S. Cavalry under Custer leaves Ft. Lincoln
May 23: 1st NL no-hitter (Joe Borden, Boston)
May 25: 1st tie in NL history (Athletics and Louisville, 2-2 in 14)
May 25: 4th Preakness: G Barbee aboard Shirley wins in 2:44.75
May 26: HMS Challenger returns from 128,000-km oceanographic exploration


June 3: Lacrosse introduced in Britain and Canada
June 5: Bananas become popular in U.S., at Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia
June 10: 10th Belmont: William Donohue aboard Algerine wins in 2:40
June 11: Republicans pick Rutherford B Hayes as presidental candidate
June 14: 1st player to hit for cycle (George Hall, Philadelphia Athletics)
June 14: California Street Cable Car Railroad Co gets its franchise
June 15: Sara Spencer (R) is 1st woman to address a U.S. presidential convention
June 15: Tsunami's after earthquake floods NE coast of Japan, kills 28,000
June 17: 1st to hit 2 home runs; and score 5 runs in 9 inn NL game (George Hall, A's)
June 17: Battle of Rosebud/Battle Where Girl Saved Her Brother
June 25: Custer and 7th Cavalry wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne at Little Big Horn
June 27: 1st NLer to get 6 hits in 9 inn game (Dave Force, Philadelphia Athletics)
June 27: Democratic Party elects Samuel Tilden as presidential candidate
June 30: Serbia declares war on Turkey


July 3: Montenegro declares war on Turkey
July 4: 1st public exhibition of electric light in San Francisco
July 4: Batholdi visits Bedloe Island, future home of his Statue of Liberty
July 8: White terrorists attack Black Republicans in Hamburg, South Carolina, killing 5
July 9: Black landowner murdered in Hamburg, South Carolina
July 13: 29th Postmaster General: James N. Tyner of Indiana takes office
July 15: Baseball's 1st no-hitter, St. Louis' George W Bradley no-hits Hartford
July 20: 1st U.S. intercollegiate track meet held, Saratoga, New York; Princeton wins
July 31: U.S. Coast Guard officers' training school established New Bedford, Massachusetts


August 1: Colorado becomes 38th state
August 8: Dan O'Leacy completes 500 mile walk in 139h32m
August 8: Thomas Edison patents mimeograph
August 12: Madeline (U.S.) beats Countess Dufferin (Canada) in 4th America's Cup
August 13: Reciprocity Treaty between U.S. and Hawaii ratified
August 13: Wagner's "Of the Ring," premieres
August 14: Prairie View State University forms
August 15: U.S. law removes Indians from Black Hills after gold find
August 16: Opera "Siegfried" premieres in Bayreuth
August 17: Opera "Gotterdammerung" premieres in Bayreuth
August 24: Riot abolishes fairs in Amsterdam, 2 killed


September 6: Race riot in Charleston SC
September 6: Southern Pacific line from LA to San Francisco completed
September 7: Bank robbery by James/Younger fails (Cole/Bob/Jim Younger arrested)
September 12: King Leopold II opens Congo-conference
September 14: Henry Morton Stanley's expedition leaves Rwanda
September 14: Leopold II closes Congo-conference
September 19: 1st carpet sweeper patented (Melville Bissell of Grand Rapids, Michigan)
September 19: Talks begin to set up a football club in Ottawa
September 20: Ottawa Football Club forms
September 23: Ottawa Rough Riders play their 1st game
September 26: 1st Belgian parachute jump (Glorieux)


October 6: American Library Association organized in Philadelphia
October 9: 1st 2-way telephone conversation, 1st over outdoor wires
October 16: Race riot at Cainhoy South Carolina (5 whites and 1 black killed)
October 17: Henry Morton Stanley's reaches Lualaba River
October 23: New Orleans Mint reopens as an assay office
October 31: Cyclone hits Bengal, about 200,000 die


November 1: King Willem III opens North Sea Canal (Amsterdam-IJmuiden)
November 4: John Brahms' 1st Symphony in C, premieres
November 5: Henry Morton Stanley's expedition leaves Nyangwe
November 7: Edward Bouchet, is 1st black to recieve a PhD in U.S. college (Yale)
November 7: Meharry Medical College forms at Central Tennesse College
November 7: President Rutherford B Hayes and Samuel J Tilden claim presidential victory Tilden (D) wins election but Electoral college selects Hayes (R)
November 21: Skirmish between HM Stanley's expedition and natives
November 23: Columbia, Harvard and Princeton form Intercollegiate Football Association


December 5: Daniel Stillson (Mass) patents 1st practical pipe wrench
December 5: Fire at Brooklyn Theater kills 295, trampled or burned to death
December 6: 1st crematorium in U.S. begins operation, Washington, Penn
December 6: City of Anaheim incorporated for 2nd time
December 6: U.S. Electorial College picks Rep Hayes as President (although Tilden won)
December 7: NY Mutuals and Philadelphia A's expelled from NL for not completing sked
December 8: Suriname begins compulsory education for 7-12 years
December 23: Turkey's 1st constitution proclaimed
December 29: 11 passenger cars crash in a ravine near Ashtabula Ohio, 92 die
December 29: Frederic A Bartholdi (Statue of Liberty sculptor) weds Jeanne-Emilie
<< 18751877 >>

Copyright © 2009 - 2018 History-Fiend.com Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us