Historical Events for Year 1882

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Jan 2nd - Because of anti-monopoly laws, Standard Oil is organized as a trust
Jan 13th - Richard Wagner completes his opera "Parsifal"
Jan 15th - 1st US ski club forms (Berlin NH)
Jan 17th - 1st Dutch female physician Aletta Jacobs opens office
Jan 25th - Bilu, a Russian Zionist organization, forms
Jan 26th - France government of Gambetta falls
Feb 3rd - Circus owner PT Barnum buys his world famous elephant Jumbo
Feb 6th - The society of the Knights of Columbus forms in New Haven, Connecticut
Feb 7th - Last bare knuckle champion John L Sullivan KOs Paddy Ryan in Miss
Feb 10th - Rimski-Korsakov's opera "Snyegurochka" premieres in St Petersburg
Feb 12th - Social-Democratic Union forms in Amsterdam
Feb 15th - 1st cargo of frozen meat leaves NZ for Britain, on SS Dunedin
Feb 17th - 1st Test Cricket match played at Sydney Cricket Ground
Feb 21st - NYC's 24 hour race begins, winner with most mileage in 24 hours
Composer Richard WagnerComposer Richard Wagner Feb 22nd - With 120 miles James Saunders wins NYC's 24 hour race & $100 prize
Feb 22nd - The Serbian kingdom is refounded.
Feb 28th - 1st US college cooperative store opens, at Harvard U
Mar 3rd - NY Steam Corp begins distributing steam to Manhattan buildings
Mar 4th - Britain's first electric trams run in East London.
Mar 6th - Monarch Milan Obrenovic of Serbia crowns himself king
Mar 11th - Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association organized in Princeton NJ
Mar 16th - US Senate ratifies treaty establishing the Red Cross
Mar 18th - Morgan Earp is assassinated by outlaws while playing billiards in Tombstone
Mar 22nd - Edmunds Act adopted by the US to suppress polygamy, 1300 men later imprisoned under the act
Mar 24th - German scientist Robert Koch discovers bacillus cause of TB
Microbiologist Robert KochMicrobiologist Robert Koch Mar 24th - 44th Grand National: Lord Manners aboard Seaman wins
Mar 25th - 1st demonstration of pancake making (Dept store in NYC)
Mar 29th - Knights of Columbus chartered for Catholic men
Apr 3rd - Wood block alarm invented, when alarm rang, it dropped 20 wood blocks
Apr 3rd - American Old West: Outlaw Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford.
Apr 10th - Captain William Matson founds his shipping company (San Francisco & Hawaii)
Apr 13th - Anti-Semitic League forms in Prussia
Apr 29th - The "Elektromote" - forerunner of the trolleybus - is tested by Ernst Werner von Siemens in Berlin.
May 6th - Chinese Exclusion Act: US Congress ceases Chinese immigration
May 6th - Epping Forest, England, dedicated by Queen Victoria
May 6th - Thomas Henry Burke and Lord Frederick Cavendish are stabbed and killed during the Phoenix Park Murders in Dublin.
Queen of the United Kingdom VictoriaQueen of the United Kingdom Victoria May 8th - David Belasco's "La Belle Russe" premieres in NYC
May 9th - Telegraph Hill RR Co organized
May 13th - Toba indians killed 20 members of French expedition
May 15th - May Laws-Tsar Alexander III bans Jews from living in rural Romania
May 16th - 8th Kentucky Derby: Babe Hurd aboard Apollo wins in 2:40.00
May 20th - Germany/Austria-Hungary/France sign Triple Alliance
May 20th - Henrik Ibsen's "Ghosts" (Gengangere) premieres in Chicago
May 20th - St Gotthard rail tunnel between Switzerland & Italy opens
May 23rd - 6" of snow falls in eastern Iowa
May 27th - 10th Preakness: T Costello aboard Vanguard wins in 2:44.5
Jun 2nd - Pierre de Brazza festival welcomed in Paris
Jun 5th - Storm & floods hits Bombay; about 100,000 die
Jun 6th - Cyclone in Arabian Sea (Bombay, India) drowns 100,000
Jun 6th - Electric iron patented by Henry W Seely, NYC
Jun 6th - The Shewan forces of Menelik defeat the Gojjame army in the Battle of Embabo. The Shewans capture Negus Tekle Haymanot of Gojjam, and heir victory leads to a Shewan hegemony over the territories south of the Abay River.
Jun 8th - 16th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Forester wins in 2:43
Jun 10th - Anti-colonization mass society of Alexandria Egypt kills 50 Europeans
Jun 16th - 17" hailstones weighing 1.75 lbs fall in Dubuque Iowa
Jun 17th - Tornado kills 130 in Iowa
Jun 24th - NL expels umpire Richard Higham for dishonesty
Jul 4th - Telegraph Hill Observatory opens in SF
Jul 6th - 14 Russian Jews from Bilu arrive in Jaffa, Palestine
Jul 11th - British fleet bombs Alexandria
Jul 12th - 1st ocean pier in US completed, Washington, DC
Jul 13th - 200 die as train derails near Tcherny, Russia
Jul 17th - 6th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats E Renshaw (6-1 2-6 4-6 6-2 6-2)
Jul 18th - Louisville Tony Mullane is 1st to pitch righty then lefty
Jul 28th - Richard Wagner's opera "Parsifal" premieres in Beirut
Aug 3rd - Congress passes 1st law restricting immigration
Aug 5th - Martial law is imposed in Japan.
Aug 5th - Standard Oil of New Jersey is established.
Aug 7th - Hatfields of south WV & McCoys of east Ky feud, 100 wounded or die
Aug 8th - Snow falls on Lake Michigan
Aug 14th - Queen Victoria recieves Zulu chief Cetewayo
Aug 16th - British under General Wolseley land in Alexandria
Composer Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyComposer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Aug 20th - Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" opens in Moscow
Aug 29th - Australia beat England by 7 runs - "Death of English cricket"
Aug 29th - Fred Spofforth completes 14-90 for match v England (7-46 & 7-44)
Sep 2nd - 2nd U.S. National Championship: Richard Sears beats Clarence M. Clark (6-1, 6-4, 6-0)
Sep 3rd - French/Vietnamese/Chinese battle at Hanoi, 100s die
Sep 4th - 1st large-scale test of Thomas Edison's light bulb - lighting of NY's Pearl Street Station
Sep 5th - 10,000 workers march in 1st Labor Day parade in NYC
Sep 10th - 1st international conference to promote anti-semitism meets Dresden Germany (Congress for Safeguarding of Non-Jewish Interests)
Sep 12th - Belgian King Leopold II receives Pierre de Brazza
Sep 13th - Battle at Count el-Kebir: British troops invade Egypt
Sep 14th - British General Wolseley reaches Cairo
Inventor Thomas EdisonInventor Thomas Edison Sep 15th - British general Wolseley occupies Cairo
Sep 18th - Pacific Stock Exchange opens (as Local Security Board)
Sep 25th - 1st baseball doubleheader (Providence & Worcester)
Sep 30th - 22nd British Golf Open: Bob Ferguson shoots a 171 at St Andrews
Oct 6th - 1st World Series game, Cincinnati (AA) beats Chicago (NL) 4-0
Oct 7th - 1st World Series (game 2), Chicago (NL) beats Cincinnati (AA) 2-0
Oct 14th - University of the Punjab is founded in present day Pakistan.
Oct 16th - The Nickel Plate Railroad opens for business.
Oct 19th - Pierre de Brazza meets Henry Morton Stanley
Oct 24th - Robert Koch discovers germ that causes tuberculosis
Oct 28th - Athletics reveal $22,000 profit in their 1st season in the American Association
Nov 5th - Bedrich Smetana's "Ma Vlast" premieres
Nov 15th - British HMS Flirt destroys village of Asaba, Niger
Nov 16th - British gunboat HMS Flirt fires at & destroys Abari village in Niger
Dec 2nd - Amsterdam Artis Zoo opens aquarium
Dec 6th - Atmosphere of Venus detected during transit
Dec 10th - John Brahms' "Gesang der Parzen" (Song of the Fates) premieres
Dec 11th - Boston's Bijou Theatre, 1st American playhouse lit exclusively by electricity, 1st performance, Gilbert & Sullivan's "Iolanthe"
Dec 11th - Victorien Sardous "Fedora" with Sarah Bernhardt, premieres in Paris
Dec 14th - Henry Morton Stanley returns to Brussels from the Congo
Dec 22nd - 1st string of Christmas tree lights created by Thomas Edison

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