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 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 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 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, D.C.
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 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. Men'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 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