What Happened on November 7, 1876

Historical Events

  • Edward Bouchet is 1st African American to receive a Ph.D from a US college (Yale)
  • Meharry Medical College forms at Central Tennessee College

Election of Interest

President Rutherford B. Hayes and challenger Samuel J. Tilden claim presidential victory as Tilden (D) wins popular vote but Electoral College votes are disputed with Hayes (R)

1876 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Charlie Townsend, English cricketer, born in Bristol (d. 1958)
  • Culbert Olson, American lawyer and politician (Gov-D-Cal), born in Fillmore, Utah (d. 1962)
  • Ted Arnold, English cricketer (England all-rounder in 10 Tests 1903-05), born in Withycombe Raleigh, Devon (d. 1942)
Born in 1876

Famous Deaths

  • Albertus van Raalte, Dutch-American Reformed vicar (settled Holland, Michigan), dies at 65

About November 7, 1876

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 146 years, 6 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Scorpio