On This Day

What Happened on April 22, 1876

Historical Events

  • 1st official National League baseball game is played; Boston Red Caps beat Philadelphia Athletics, 6-5 at the Jefferson Street Grounds, Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia native Tim McGinley of the Boston Red Caps scores baseball National League's 1st run, in Philadelphia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky completes his ballet "Swan Lake"


Famous Birthdays

  • Georg Lurich, Estonian wrestler and strongman of the early 20th century, born in Väike-Maarja, Governorate of Estonia, Russian Empire (d. 1920)
1876 Highlights

About April 22, 1876

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 145 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus