1882 in History – What happened in year 1882

In history, year 1882 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 1882.

Know what happened in 1882:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
11 July Anglo-Egyptian War-British naval forces began theirbombardment of Alexandria against Urabi forces.
20 AugustThe 1812 Overture by Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovskywas first performed at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
26 July Richard Wagner's opera Parsifal, loosely based on Wolfram vonEschenbach's epic poem Parzival about Arthurian knight Percival and hisquest for the Holy Grail, officially premiered at the Festspielhaus inBayreuth, Bavaria (present-day Germany).
30 September The Vulcan Street Plant, the first hydroelectric centralstation to serve a system of private and commercial customers in NorthAmerica, went on line in Appleton, Wisconsin, US.
30 SeptemberThe Vulcan Street Plant, the first hydroelectric centralstation to serve a system of private and commercial customers in NorthAmerica, went on line in Appleton, Wisconsin, US.
06 JuneThe Shewa kingdom made big strides towards gaining supremacyover the Ethiopian Empire by defeating the Gojjam and gaining control ofterritories south of the Gibe River.
06 MayU.S. President Chester A. Arthur signed the Chinese ExclusionAct into law, implementing a ban on Chinese immigration to the UnitedStates that eventually lasted for over 60 years until the 1943 MagnusonAct.
24 March German physician Robert Koch announced the discovery ofMycobacterium tuberculosis, a bacterium that causes tuberculosis.
06 MayIrish Under-Secretary Thomas Henry Burke and Irish ChiefSecretary Lord Frederick Cavendish were stabbed to death by members ofthe radical group Irish National Invincibles as they walked throughPhoenix Park in Dublin.
20 AugustThe 1812 Overture (audio featured) by Russian composer PyotrIlyich Tchaikovsky was first performed at the Cathedral of Christ theSaviour in Moscow.
20 MayThe Triple Alliance was created between Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy.
26 JulyBoer mercenaries declared their independence from the TransvaalRepublic and established the Republic of Stellaland.
29 MarchThe Knights of Columbus, the world's largest Catholic fraternalservice organization, was founded by Michael J. McGivney in New Haven,Connecticut, US.
30 SeptemberThe Vulcan Street Plant, the first hydroelectric centralstation to serve a system of private and commercial customers in NorthAmerica, went on line in Appleton, Wisconsin, US.
30 SeptemberThe Vulcan Street Plant, the first hydroelectric centralstation to serve a system of private and commercial customers in NorthAmerica, went on line in Appleton, Wisconsin, US.
20 AugustThe 1812 Overture by Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovskywas first performed at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
11 JulyAnglo-Egyptian War-British naval forces began their bombardment of Alexandria against Urabi forces.
26 JulyRichard Wagner's opera Parsifal, loosely based on Wolfram vonEschenbach's epic poem Parzival about Arthurian knight Percival and hisquest for the Holy Grail, officially premiered at the Festspielhaus inBayreuth, Bavaria (present-day Germany).
06 JuneThe Shewa kingdom made big strides towards gaining supremacy over the Ethiopian Empire by defeating the Gojjam and gaining control ofterritories south of the Gibe River.
06 MayU.S. President Chester A. Arthur signed the Chinese ExclusionAct into law, implementing a ban on Chinese immigration to the UnitedStates that remained until the Magnuson Act was enacted in 1943.
24 MarchGerman physician Robert Koch announced the discovery ofMycobacterium tuberculosis, a bacterium that causes tuberculosis.
20 MayThe Triple Alliance was created between the German Empire, Austria-Hungary and the Kingdom of Italy.
06 JuneThe Shewa kingdom made big strides towards gaining supremacyover the Ethiopian Empire by defeating the Gojjam and gaining control ofterritories south of the Gibe River.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1882:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 OctoberBoris Shaposhnikov / Colonel / Russia
03 OctoberA. Y. Jackson / Painter / Canada
04 DecemberConstance Davey / Psychologist  / Australia
05 January Herbert Bayard Swope / Journalist / United States of America
09 SeptemberClem McCarthy / Sportscaster / United States of America
09 JuneRobert Kerr / Sprinter / Canada
13 SeptemberRamón Grau / Politician / Cuba
16 DecemberZoltán Kodály / Conductor / Hungary
18 AprilIsaac Babalola Akinyele / Ruler / Nigeria
18 NovemberWyndham Lewis / Painter / United Kingdom
19 March Gaston Lachaise / Sculptor / United States of America
20 March René Coty / Politician / France
20 OctoberMargaret Dumont / Actress / United States of America
21 January Pavel Florensky / Mathematician / Russia
22 JulyEdward Hopper / Painter / United States of America
24 SeptemberMax Decugis / Tennis Player / France
25 AprilFred McLeod / Golfer / Scotland
28 February José Vasconcelos / Philosopher / Mexico
30 March Melanie Klein / Author / United Kingdom
30 MayWyndham Halswelle / Soldier / United Kingdom

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1882:

YearName / Profession / Country
01 AugustPurushotam Das Tandon / Freedom Fighter / India
01 JulyBidhan Chandra Roy / Politician / India
21 SeptemberGeevarghese Ivanios / Metropolitan / India
05 JulyInayat Khan / Mystic / India
31 MarchN. Gopalaswami Ayyangar / Politician / India
01 JulyBidhan Chandra Roy / Politician / India
11 DecemberSubramania Bharati / Poet / India

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