On This Day

Historical Events in April 1876

  • Apr 1 1st official NL baseball game (Boston-6, Phila-5)
  • Apr 2 Philadelphia A's and Boston Red Caps play 1st NL game, in Philadelphia
  • 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 National League game, Boston Braves beat Philadelphia Athletics 6-5

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

  • Apr 22 Philadelphia Nationals Wes Fisler scores baseball's 1st run
  • Apr 25 Chicago Cubs 1st NL game, beats Louisville 4-0 (1st NL shutout)