What Happened in April 1877

Historical Events

  • Apr 2 1st Easter egg roll held on White House lawn
  • Apr 6 17th British Golf Open: Jamie Anderson shoots a 160 at Musselburgh Links
  • Apr 10 1st human cannonball act performed in London
  • Apr 10 Federal troops withdrawn from Columbia, SC
  • Apr 12 British annex Transvaal, South Africa
  • Apr 12 Catcher's mask 1st used in a baseball game
  • Apr 15 1st telephone installed: Boston-Somerville in Massachusetts
  • Apr 19 Opera "Les Cloches de Cornerville" is produced (Paris)
  • Apr 24 Last federal occupying troops withdraw from the South (New Orleans)
  • Apr 24 Russo-Turkish War, 1877-78: Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire.
  • Apr 27 Opera "Le Roi de Lahore" is produced (Paris)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 27 Rutherford B. Hayes removes Federal troops from LA, Reconstruction ends

19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes
19th US President
Rutherford B. Hayes

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 2 Arnold Schering, German musicologist (Humor, Heldentum, Tragik)
  • Apr 10 Alfred Kubin, Austrian writer and illustrator, born in Leitmeritz, Bohemia (d. 1959)
  • Apr 14 Daniel Plooy, Dutch new testament scholar
  • Apr 17 Matsudaira Tsuneo, Japanese diplomat (d. 1949)
  • Apr 18 Vicente Sotto, Filipino patriot, author (d. 1950)
  • Apr 19 Ole Evinrude, inventor (outboard marine engine)
  • Apr 23 Arthur Farwell, composer
  • Apr 24 Charles Cuvillier, composer
  • Apr 30 Alice B. Toklas, American companion of Gertrude Stein (d. 1967)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 7 Errico Petrella, composer, dies at 63
  • Apr 22 James P. Kirkwood, American civil engineer (b. 1807)