What Happened in 1876

Significant 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
  • Mar 7 Alexander Graham Bell receives a patent for the telephone in the US
  • Jun 25 Battle of the Little Bighorn: US 7th Cavalry under Brevet Major General George Armstrong Custer wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne warriors led by Chiefs Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull in what has become famously known as "Custer's Last Stand"
  • Oct 31 Great Backerganj Cyclone of 1876 ravages British India (Modern-day Bangladesh), over 200,000 killed
More Historical Events

1876 in Music

  • Aug 17 Richard Wagner's opera "Götterdämmerung" premieres in Bayreuth
  • Nov 4 Johannes Brahms' 1st Symphony in C premieres in Karlsruhe, Grand Duchy of Baden

1876 in Sport

  • Feb 3 Albert Spalding with $800 starts sporting goods co, manufacturing 1st official baseball, tennis ball, basketball, golf ball, & football

World Leaders in 1876

Famous People in 1876

Would You Believe?

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

On June 5, 1876

Famous Weddings