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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1882 AD


January 2: Because of anti-monopoly laws, Standard Oil is organized as a trust
January 13: Richard Wagner completes his opera "Parsifal"
January 15: 1st U.S. ski club forms, Berlin, New Hampshire
January 17: 1st Dutch female physician Aletta Jacobs opens office
January 25: Bilu, a Russian Zionist organization, forms
January 26: France government of Gambetta falls


February 2: Knights of Columbus forms in New Haven, Conn
February 3: Circus owner PT Barnum buys his world famous elephant Jumbo
February 7: Last bare knuckle champion John L Sullivan KOs Paddy Ryan in Miss
February 10: Rimski-Korsakovs opera "Snyegurochka," premieres in St. Petersburg
February 12: Social-Democratic Union forms in Amsterdam
February 15: 1st cargo of frozen meat leaves New Zealand for Britain, on SS Dunedin
February 15: SS Dunedin leaves New Zealand with 1st frozen meat to England
February 17: 1st Test Cricket match played at Sydney Cricket Ground
February 21: New York City's 24 hour race begins, winner with most mileage in 24 hours
February 22: With 120 miles James Saunders wins New York City's 24 hour race and $100 prize
February 28: 1st U.S. college cooperative store opens, at Harvard University


March 3: New York Steam Corp begins distributing steam to Manhattan buildings
March 6: Monarch Milan Obrenovic of Serbia crowns himself king
March 9: False teeth patented
March 11: Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association organized in Princeton New Jersey
March 16: U.S. Senate ratifies treaty establishing the Red Cross
March 22: Edmunds Act adopted by U.S. to suppress polygamy in the territories
March 24: German scientist Robert Koch discovers bacillus cause of TB
March 25: 1st demonstration of pancake making (Department store in New York City)
March 29: Knights of Columbus chartered for Catholic men


April 3: Wood block alarm invented, when alarm rang, it dropped 20 wood blocks
April 10: Matson founds his shipping company (San Francisco and Hawaii)


May 6: Chinese Exclusion Act: U.S. Congress ceases Chinese immigration
May 6: Epping Forest England dedicated by Queen Victoria
May 8: David Belasco's "La Belle Russe," premieres in New York City
May 9: Telegraph Hill RR Co organized
May 13: Toba-indians killed 20 members of French expedition
May 15: May Laws-Czar Alexander III bans Jews from living in rural Romania
May 16: 8th Kentucky Derby: Babe Hurd aboard Apollo wins in 2:40
May 20: Germany/Austria-Hungary/France sign Triple Alliance
May 20: Henrik Ibsen's "Ghosts" (Gengangere) premieres in Chicago
May 20: St. Gotthard-railroad tunnel between Switzerland and Italy opens
May 23: 6" of snow falls in eastern Iowa
May 27: 10th Preakness: T Costello aboard Vanguard wins in 2:44


June 2: Pierre de Brazza festival welcomed in Paris
June 5: Storm and floods hits Bombay; about 100,000 die
June 6: Cyclone in Arabian Sea, Bombay, India, drowns 100,000
June 6: Electric iron patented by Henry W Seely, New York City
June 8: 16th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Forester wins in 2:43
June 10: Anti-colonization mass society of Alexandria Egypt kills 50 Europeans
June 16: 17" hailstones weighing 1.75 lbs fall in Dubuque Iowa
June 17: Tornado kills 130 in Iowa
June 24: NL expels umpire Richard Higham for dishonesty


July 4: Telegraph Hill Observatory opens in San Francisco
July 6: 14 Russian Jews of Bilu, arrive in Jaffa Palestine
July 11: British fleet bombs Alexandria
July 12: 1st ocean pier in U.S. completed, Washington, D.C.
July 13: 200 die as train derails near Tcherny, Russia
July 18: Louisville Tony Mullane is 1st to pitch righty then lefty
July 28: Opera "Parsifal" is produced (Beirut)


August 3: Congress passes 1st law restricting immigration
August 7: Hatfields of south WV and McCoys of east Kentucky feud, 100 wounded or die
August 14: Queen Victoria recieves Zulu chief Cetewayo
August 16: British under General Wolseley land in Alexandria
August 20: Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" opens in Moscow
August 29: Australia beat England by 7 runs "Death of English cricket"
August 29: Fred Spofforth completes 14-90 for match vs. England (7-46 and 7-44)


September 3: French/Vietnamese/Chinese battle at Hanoi, 100s die
September 4: 1st district lit by electricity (NY's Pearl Street Station)
September 5: 10,000 workers march in 1st Labor Day parade in New York City
September 10: 1st international conference to promote anti-semitism meets Dresden Germany (Congress for Safeguarding of Non-Jewish Interests)
September 12: Belgian King Leopold II receives Pierre de Brazza
September 13: Battle at Count el-Kebir: British troops invade Egypt
September 14: British General Wolseley reaches Cairo
September 15: British general Wolseley occupies Cairo
September 18: Pacific Stock Exchange opens (as Local Security Board)
September 25: 1st baseball doubleheader (Providence and Worcester)


October 6: 1st World Series game, Cincinnati (AA) beats Chicago (NL) 4-0
October 7: 1st World Series (game 2), Chicago (NL) beats Cincinnati (AA) 2-0
October 19: Pierre de Brazza meets Henry Morton Stanley
October 24: Dr. Robert Koch discovers germ that causes tuberculosis
October 28: Athletics reveal $22,000 profit in their 1st season in the American Association


November 5: Bedrich Smetana's "Ma Vlast," premieres
November 15: British HMS Flirt destroys village of Asaba Niger
November 16: British HMS Flirt fire at and destroy Abari village in Niger


December 2: Amsterdam Artis Zoo opens aquarium
December 6: Atmosphere of Venus detected during transit
December 10: John Brahms' "Gesang der the Parzen," premieres
December 11: Boston's Bijou Theatre, 1st American playhouse lit exclusively by electricity, 1st performance, Gilbert and Sullivan's "Iolanthe"
December 11: Victorien Sardous "Fedora," with Sarah Bernhardt, premieres in Paris
December 14: Henry Morton Stanley returns to Brussels from the Congo
December 22: 1st string of Christmas tree lights created by Thomas Edison
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