Historical Events in July 1876

  • Jul 3 Montenegro declares war on Turkey
  • Jul 4 1st public exhibition of electric light in SF
  • Jul 4 Batholdi visits Bedloe Island, future home of his Statue of Liberty
  • Jul 8 White terrorists attack Black Republicans in Hamburg SC, killing 5
  • Jul 9 Black landowner murdered in Hamburg SC
  • Jul 13 29th US Postmaster General: James N Tyner of Ind takes office
  • Jul 15 Baseball's 1st no-hitter, St Louis' George W Bradley no-hits Hartford
  • Jul 20 1st US intercollegiate track meet held, Saratoga, NY; Princeton wins
  • Jul 31 US Coast Guard officers' training school established (New Bedford MA)