Historical Events in April 1876

  • Apr 8 Amiliare Ponchielli's opera "La Gioconda" premieres in Milan
  • Apr 11 Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks organizes in New York City
  • Apr 11 Sir Charles Gordon ends religious tolerance in Sudan
  • Apr 18 Daniel O'Leary completes a 500 mile walk in 139 hrs 32 min
  • Apr 22 1st official National League baseball game is played; Boston Red Caps beat Philadelphia Athletics, 6-5 at the Jefferson Street Grounds, Philadelphia
  • Apr 22 Philadelphia native Tim McGinley of the Boston Red Caps scores baseball National League's 1st run, in Philadelphia

Music History

Apr 22 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky completes his ballet "Swan Lake"

  • Apr 25 Chicago Cubs 1st NL game, beats Louisville 4-0 (1st NL shutout)