1876 in History – What happened in year 1876

✅ Published on April 5th, 2009 in 19th Century in History

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.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1876 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
14 februaryInventor Alexander Graham Bell and electrical engineer ElishaGray each filed a patent for the telephone, starting a controversy aboutwho invented it first.
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.
22 februarySwedish women Karolina Olsson went to sleep and purportedly fell 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.'
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.
02 augustAmerican lawman Wild Bill Hickok was murdered during a pokergame in Deadwood, Dakota Territory.
31 augustAbdul Hamid II became Sultan of the Ottoman Empire when hisbrother Murad V was deposed.
04 octoberTexas A&M; University opened as the first public institution ofhigher education in the U.S. state of Texas.
01 novemberThe Colony of New Zealand dissolved its nine provinces andreplaced them with 63 counties.
23 novemberWilliam 'Boss' Tweed 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.
23 decemberThe Great Powers convened the Constantinople Conference to discuss political reforms both in Bosnia and in the Ottoman territories with a majority Bulgarian population.
29 JulyScience organization was established in India.
09 OctoberScottish scientist Alexander Graham Bell and his colleague Thomas Watson first had a long telephone conversation. There was a distance of two miles between the two.
07 NovemberRutherford B. Hayes was elected the 19th President of the United States.
20 DecemberThe great poet Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay composed the national anthem \ Vande Mataram \.
25 DecemberMohammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan and called Kaeda Azam, was born in Karachi.
10 MarchThe American inventor Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, and to this day, the first successful telephone conversation took place between Graham Bell and his colleague Watson.
01 JanuaryThe Bass Brewery Red Triangle became the world's first registered trademark symbol.
22 FebruaryJohns Hopkins University was founded in Baltimore.
20 MarchTaking legal effect through constitutional reform, Louis de Geyer became the first Prime Minister of Sweden.
17 AprilFriends Academy was founded by Gideon Frost in Locust Valley New York.
01 MayQueen Victoria won the India title.
30 JuneSerbia declared war with Turkey.
03 JulyMontenegro declared war with Turkey.
14 AugustColorado was accepted as the 38th US state.
19 SeptemberA football club was established in Ottawa.
26 OctoberThe American Library Association was established in Philadelphia.
23 NovemberPorfirio Díaz was made President of Mexico.
23 DecemberThe first constitution of Turkey was declared.


Famous birthdays in the year 1876:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 JulyWilhelm Cuno / Politician / Germany
03 NovemberStephen Alencastre / Bishop / United States of America
04 AugustGiovanni Giuriati / Lawyer / Italy
05 January Konrad Adenauer / Politician / Germany
05 March Thomas Inskip / Politician / United Kingdom
05 March Elisabeth Moore / Tennis Player / United States of America
07 SeptemberC. J. Dennis / Author / Australia
11 January Elmer Flick / Baseball Player / United States of America
12 January Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari / Educator / Italy
13 SeptemberSherwood Anderson / Writer / United States of America
17 JuneEdward Anthony Spitzka / Author / United States of America
18 MayHermann Müller / Politician / Germany
19 JulyJoseph Fielding Smith / Religious Leader / United States of America
20 January Josef Hofmann / Composer / United States of America
22 NovemberPercival Proctor Baxter / Politician / United States of America
22 NovemberEmil Beyer / Gymnast / United States of America
23 January Otto Diels / Academic / Germany
29 DecemberPablo Casals / Conductor / Spain
29 NovemberNellie Tayloe Ross / Politician / United States of America
29 March Friedrich Traun / Tennis Player / Germany

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1876:

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