On This Day

What Happened on November 7, 1876

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes
19th US President
Rutherford B. Hayes

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)

Famous Deaths

  • Albertus C van Raalte, Dutch/US vicar (Michigan), dies at 65