Historical Events in 1882

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  • Jan 2nd Because of anti-monopoly laws, Standard Oil is organized as a trust

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Jan 13th Richard Wagner completes his opera "Parsifal"

Composer Richard Wagner
Composer
Richard Wagner
  • 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 SS Dunedin leaves New Zealand for Britain with the first cargo of frozen meat.
  • 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
  • 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

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Mar 2nd Queen Victoria narrowly escapes assassination when Roderick Maclean shoots at her while boarding a train in Windsor.

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Victoria
  • 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 19th 1st stone laid for the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
  • Mar 22nd Edmunds Act adopted by the US to suppress polygamy, 1300 men later imprisoned under the act

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Mar 24th German scientist Robert Koch discovers and describes the tubercle bacillus which causes tuberculosis ( Mycobacterium tuberculosis)

Microbiologist Robert Koch
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

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Apr 3rd American outlaw Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford at home in St Joseph

Outlaw Jesse James
Outlaw
Jesse James
  • 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.
  • May 8th David Belasco's "La Belle Russe" premieres in NYC
  • May 9th Telegraph Hill RR Co (Cable Cars) in San Francisco 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 San Francisco
  • 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

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Aug 20th Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" opens in Moscow

  • Aug 29th Australia beat England by 7 runs - "Death of English cricket"

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Aug 29th Fred Spofforth completes 14-90 for match v England (7-46 & 7-44)

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
Cricketer
Fred Spofforth
  • 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

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Sep 4th 1st large-scale test of Thomas Edison's light bulb - lighting of NY's Pearl Street Station

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison
  • 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
  • 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 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