Historical Events in May 1876

  • May 2 Ross Barnes hit 1st home run in National League
  • May 2 The April Uprising breaks out in Bulgaria.
  • May 10 Centennial Fair opens in Philadelphia
  • May 13 Amersfoort-Zutphen railway opens
  • May 15 2nd Kentucky Derby: Bobby Swim aboard Vagrant wins in 2:38.25

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May 17 7th US Cavalry under General George Armstrong Custer leaves Ft Lincoln

  • May 23 1st NL no-hitter (Joe Borden, Boston)
  • May 25 1st tie in NL history (Athletics & Louisville, 2-2 in 14)
  • May 25 4th Preakness: G Barbee aboard Shirley wins in 2:44.75
  • May 26 HMS Challenger returns from 128,000-km oceanographic exploration
  • May 30 Ottoman sultan Abd-ul-Aziz is deposed and succeeded by his nephew Murat V.