1876 in History – What happened in year 1876


In history, year 1876 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1876.

Know what happened in 1876:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
02 AugustAmerican lawman Wild Bill Hickok was murdered during a pokergame in Deadwood, Dakota Territory.
10 March Alexander Graham Bell made his first successful bi-directional telephone call, saying, 'Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you.'
22 FebruaryThe Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland , named after philanthropist Johns Hopkins, who gave the largest philanthropic bequest in U.S. history for its foundation, opened.
23 November William 'Boss' Tweed (pictured), a New York City politician whohad been arrested for embezzlement, was handed to US authorities afterhaving escaped from prison to Spain.
05 DecemberFire engulfed the Brooklyn Theater in Brooklyn, New York,killing at least 278 people, mostly due to smoke inhalation.
01 NovemberThe Colony of New Zealand dissolved its nine provinces andreplaced them with 63 counties.
10 March Alexander Graham Bell made his first successful bi-directionaltelephone call, saying, 'Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you.'
01 NovemberThe Colony of New Zealand dissolved its nine provinces andreplaced them with 63 counties.
05 DecemberFire engulfed the Brooklyn Theater (damage pictured) inBrooklyn, New York, killing at least 278 people, mostly due to smokeinhalation.
14 February Inventor Alexander Graham Bell and electrical engineer ElishaGray each filed a patent for the telephone, starting a controversy aboutwho invented it first.
17 JuneGreat Sioux War-A band of Lakota Sioux and Cheyenne attacked a United States Army expedition and its Crow and Shoshone allies in the Battle of the Rosebud.
23 DecemberThe Great Powers convened the Constantinople Conference todiscuss political reforms both in Bosnia and in the Ottoman territorieswith a majority Bulgarian population.
23 NovemberWilliam 'Boss' Tweed, a New York City politician who had beenarrested for embezzlement, was handed to US authorities after havingescaped from prison to Spain.
01 NovemberThe Colony of New Zealand dissolved its nine provinces andreplaced them with 63 counties.
04 OctoberTexas A&M; University opened as the first public institution ofhigher education in the U.S. state of Texas.
31 AugustAbdul Hamid II became Sultan of the Ottoman Empire when hisbrother Murad V was deposed.
10 MarchAlexander Graham Bell made his first successful bi-directionaltelephone call, saying, 'Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you.'
22 FebruarySwedish woman Karolina Olsson went to sleep and purportedlyfell into a state of hibernation for the next 32 years.
10 MarchAlexander Graham Bell made his first successful bi-directional telephone call, saying, 'Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you.'


List of famous birthdays in the year 1876:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 January Aquiles Serdán / Politician / Mexico
02 JulyHarriet Brooks / Academic / Canada
02 DecemberYusuf Akçura / Activist / Turkey
04 March Theodore Hardeen / Magician / United States of America
05 March Elisabeth Moore / Tennis Player / United States of America
07 January William Hurlstone / Composer / United Kingdom
13 OctoberRube Waddell / Baseball Player / United States of America
15 AugustStylianos Gonatas / Politician / Greece
19 OctoberMordecai Brown / Baseball Player / United States of America
20 JulyOtto Blumenthal / Academic / Germany
20 SeptemberCarleton Ellis / Chemist / United States of America
21 DecemberJack Lang / Politician / Australia
21 March Walter Tewksbury / Runner / United States of America
21 JuneWillem Hendrik Keesom / Academic / Netherlands
22 NovemberPercival Proctor Baxter / Politician / United States of America
23 March Thakin Kodaw Hmaing / Poet / Myanmar (Burma)
24 OctoberSaya San / Monk / Myanmar (Burma)
25 March Irving Baxter / Jumper / United States of America
26 SeptemberEdith Abbott / Economist / United States of America
29 DecemberPablo Casals / Conductor / Spain

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1876:

YearName / Profession / Country
08 AugustVarghese Payyappilly Palakkappilly / Priest / India
26 SeptemberGhulam Bhik Nairang / Poet / India
25 DecemberMuhammad Ali Jinnah / Politician / India
26 DecemberSir Osborne Arkell Smith / Banker / India
02 AugustPingali Venkayya / Geologist / India

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