1877 in History – What happened in year 1877

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

In history, year 1877 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 1877.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1877 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
02 marchThe U.S. Electoral Commission awarded twenty disputed electoralvotes to Rutherford B. Hayes, thus assuring his victory in the 1876 U.S.presidential election.
04 marchRussian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet Swan Lake debuted at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.
09 mayRomanian Foreign Affairs Minister Mihail Kogalniceanu made aspeech in the Parliament that declared Romania was discarding Ottomansuzerainty.
09 mayAn 8.5 Ms earthquake struck the northern portion of Chile,resulting in the death of 2,541 people, including victims of the ensuingtsunami as far away as Hawaii and Japan
09 julyThe inaugural Wimbledon Championship, the oldest tennistournament in the world, opened.
09 augustNez Perce War-Both Nez Perce and United States Army sidessuffered numerous casualties as they fought to a stalemate in the Battleof the Big Hole.
12 augustAmerican astronomer Asaph Hall discovered Deimos, the smallerof the two moons of Mars.
18 augustAsaph Hall discovered Phobos the larger of Mars'two moons, six days after discovering Deimos, the other one.
05 septemberOglala Lakota war leader Crazy Horse was fatally wounded aftersurrendering while allegedly resisting imprisonment at Camp Robinson inpresent-day Nebraska.
24 septemberThe Imperial Japanese Army defeated Saigo Takamori and theSatsuma clan samurai at the Battle of Shiroyama in Kagoshima, thedecisive engagement of the Satsuma Rebellion.
22 octoberThe Blantyre mining disaster, Scotland's worst mining accident,occurred when an explosion at a colliery in Blantyre killed 207 miners.
24 novemberAnna Sewell's influential animal welfare novel Black Beauty,one of the best-selling books of all time, was first published.
25 MayThe steamer carrying 732 passengers drowned near the coast of Orissa coast.
20 JuneAlexander Graham Bell launched the world's first commercial telephone service in Ontario, Canada.
09 JulyThe first Wimbledon tennis competition was held.
21 NovemberAmerican scientist Thomas Elva Edison presented the first phonograph to the world, on which the voice could be recorded and later heard.
22 NovemberThomas Edison invented the gramophone. For this, he worked for 7 years.
24 NovemberThe first Hindustani Kawasaji Jamsetji Patigra to become deputy commissioner was born.
29 NovemberThe inventor Thomas Alva Edison exhibited his phonograph for the first time.
06 DecemberThe first time a human voice was recorded, Thomas Edison was the first to say, "Re head a little Lamb".
07 DecemberThe inventor Thomas Alva Edison performed the gramophone.
15 MarchCricket's first official Test match was played in Melbourne, Australia on 15–19 March. Australia won by 45 runs.
19 MarchAustralia defeated England by 45 runs in the first Test match.
24 AprilRussia declared a fight against the Ottoman Empire.
12 FebruaryAmerican railway builders strike against wage reduction.
19 MarchAustralia defeated England by 45 runs in the first Test match.
15 AprilThe University of Tokyo was officially established in Japan.
16 May1877 Political crisis began in France.
15 June15 June Henry Osian Flipper becomes the first African-American to graduate from West Point Military Academy.
30 JulyA second battle ensued in the siege of Pelen.


Famous birthdays in the year 1877:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 January Alexander von Staël-Holstein / Sinologist / Germany
01 SeptemberFrancis William Aston / Chemist / United Kingdom
02 JulyHermann Hesse / Poet / Switzerland
02 MayKarl Abraham / Author / Germany
03 JuneRaoul Dufy / Painter / France
04 March Fritz Graebner / Geographer / Germany
09 NovemberMuhammad Iqbal / Philosopher / Pakistan
11 SeptemberJames Hopwood Jeans / Astronomer / United Kingdom
11 AugustAdolph M. Christianson / Lawyer / United States of America
17 March Otto Gross / Philosopher / Germany
18 AprilVicente Sotto / Politician / Philippines
19 February Gabriele Münter / Painter / Germany
20 MayPat Leahy / Jumper / United States of America
22 January Tom Jones / Baseball Player / United States of America
24 JulyCalogero Vizzini / Criminal / Italy
24 NovemberAlben W. Barkley / Politician / United States of America
26 SeptemberUgo Cerletti / Academic / Italy
27 OctoberWalt Kuhn / Painter / United States of America
27 March Oscar Grégoire / Swimmer / Belgium
30 AprilLéon Flameng / Cyclist / France

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1877:

YearName / Profession / Country
24 NovemberKavasji Jamshedji Petigara / Police Officer / India
02 AugustRavishankar Shukla / Politician / India
02 NovemberAga Khan III / Imam  / India
09 OctoberGopabandhu Das / Poet / India
02 AugustPandit Ravi Shankar Shukla / Politician / India
09 NovemberMohammad Iqbal / Freedom Fighter / India
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