What Happened in 1876

Historical Events

  • Feb 14 Alexander G. Bell & Elisha Gray apply separately for telephone patents Supreme Court eventually rules Bell rightful inventor
  • Feb 17 Sardines first canned by Julius Wolff in Eastport, Maine

1876 in Music

1876 in Sport

  • Feb 3 Albert Spalding invests $800 to start sporting goods company, manufacturing first official baseball, tennis ball, basketball, golf ball and football

Would You Believe?

Bananas become popular in US, at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia

On June 5, 1876

Famous Weddings