Historical Events in October 1876

  • Oct 2 16th British Golf Open: Bob Martin shoots a 176 at St Andrews
  • Oct 6 American Library Association organized in Philadelphia
  • Oct 9 1st 2-way telephone conversation, 1st over outdoor wires
  • Oct 16 Race riot at Cainhoy SC (5 whites & 1 black killed)

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Oct 17 Henry Morton Stanley's reaches Lualaba River

Journalist and Explorer Henry Morton Stanley
Journalist and Explorer
Henry Morton Stanley
  • Oct 23 New Orleans Mint reopens as an assay office
  • Oct 26 US President sends federal troops to Southern Carolina
  • Oct 31 Great Backerganj Cyclone of 1876 ravages British India (Modern-day Bangladesh), over 200,000 killed