Historical Events in March 1877

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Mar 2 Rutherford B. Hayes (R) declared president despite Samuel J Tilden (D) winning the popular vote, but is 1 electoral vote shy of victory

19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes
19th US President
Rutherford B. Hayes
  • Mar 3 Rutherford Birchard Hayes is sworn in as the 19th US president
  • Mar 4 Tchaikovski's incomplete ballet "Zwanenmeer" premieres in Moscow
  • Mar 5 Rutherford B. Hayes inaugurated as 19th US president
  • Mar 12 Great Britain annexes Walvis Bay at Cape colony, Southern Africa.
  • Mar 15 Commencement of 1st Test Cricket, Australia v England at MCG
  • Mar 16 Charles Bannerman completes 1st Test cricket century, 165 v Eng
  • Mar 17 Bill Midwinter completes Test Cricket's 1st 5-wkt haul, 5-78 v Eng

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Mar 18 President Hayes appoints Frederick Douglass marshal of Wash DC

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass
  • Mar 19 Australia beat England by 45 runs in very first Test match
  • Mar 23 38th Grand National: Mr Fred Hobson aboard Austerlitz wins
  • Mar 24 University boat race between Oxford & Cambridge ends in a dead heat
  • Mar 31 British high director/governor sir Bartle Frere arrives in Capetown

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Mar 31 Test Cricket debut of Fred "Demon" Spofforth, Aust v Eng MCG

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
Fred Spofforth
  • Mar 31 The family with samurai antecedents who responded to the Saigo army in ┼îita Nakatsu rebels.