1882 in History – What happened in year 1882

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

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.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1882 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
20 marchThe Triple Alliance was created between the German Empire, Austria-Hungary and the Kingdom of Italy.
24 marchGerman physician Robert Koch announced the discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, a bacterium that causes tuberculosis.
29 marchThe Knights of Columbus, the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization, was founded by Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut, US.
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.
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.
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.
28 juneThe Anglo-French Convention of 1882 marks the territorial boundaries between Guinea and Sierra Leone. The treaty confirmed the territorial boundaries between Guinea and Sierra Leone around Conakry and Freetown. However, it was never fully ratified by the French Chamber of Deputies although was officially recognized by the British Foreign Office.
01 julyDr. Bidhan Chandra Roy was born. He was born on July 1, 1882 and died on the same date in 1962 at the age of 80. Dr Roy was honoured with the highest civilian award of India, Bharat Ratna. Doctor’s day is celebrated in his honour in India.
11 julyAnglo-Egyptian War-British naval forces began theirbombardment 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).
20 augustThe 1812 Overture (audio featured) by Russian composer PyotrIlyich Tchaikovsky was first performed at the Cathedral of Christ theSaviour in Moscow.
20 augustThe 1812 Overture by Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovskywas first performed at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
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.
05 JuneBombay (now Mumbai) killed nearly one lakh people due to hurricanes and floods.
06 JuneHenry W. Seeley of New York took a patent for electric iron.
13 July200 people died as the train derailed in Russia.
04 SeptemberThe bulb, first invented by the great American inventor Thomas Elva Edison, was first performed at a New York station. Edison also invented the bulb in 1869.
07 SeptemberBankim Chandra Chatterjee composed the national anthem "Vande Mataram" at Kantal Pada village in Bengal. Vande Mataram became the national slogan in the Bang Bhang movement.
05 AugustMartial law was implemented in Japan.
22 DecemberThe first Christmas tree was decorated with bulbs made by Thomas Edison.
24 FebruaryThe infectious disease TB was identified.
04 MarchThe first electric-powered tram operated in East London.
22 MarchThe deadly infectious disease TB was identified. The scientist who discovered it was later awarded the Nobel Prize.
19 AprilFamous zoologist Charles Darwin passed away.
02 JanuaryThe world's first coal-fired power generating station, the Holborn Perspective Power Station, was started in London.
17 FebruaryThe first Test cricket match was played at the Cricket Ground in Sydney.
02 MarchRoderick McLean Shots Windsor attempted an attack on Queen Victoria, while they survived.
29 AprilThe world's first trolleybus operation started in Berlin.
20 MayThe Gothard Rail Tunnel entry opened to Switzerland and Italy.


Famous birthdays in the year 1882:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 NovemberYakub Kolas / Writer / Belarus
05 January Dorothy Levitt / Racing Driver / United Kingdom
08 February Thomas Selfridge / Pilot / United States of America
09 MayGeorge Barker / Painter / United States of America
10 DecemberShigenori Tōgō / Politician / Japan
16 MaySimeon Price / Golfer / United States of America
17 MayKarl Burman / Architect / Estonia
17 JuneIgor Stravinsky / Composer / Russia
17 AprilArtur Schnabel / Pianist / Poland
19 SeptemberChristopher Stone / Radio Host / United Kingdom
20 January Johnny Torrio / Criminal / Italy
20 MaySigrid Undset / Writer / Norway
21 JuneAdrianus de Jong / Soldier / Netherlands
23 JulyKâzım Karabekir / Politician / Turkey
24 JuneAthanase David / Politician / Canada
24 SeptemberMax Decugis / Tennis Player / France
24 March George Monckton-Arundell / Politician / United Kingdom
25 OctoberJohn T. Flynn / Author / United States of America
29 JuneHenry Hawtrey / Runner / United Kingdom
30 OctoberGünther von Kluge / Field Marshal / Germany

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1882:

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