Historical Events in August 1876

  • Aug 1 Colorado becomes 38th state of the Union
  • Aug 8 Dan O'Leacy completes 500 mile walk in 139h32m

Historic Invention

Aug 8 Thomas Edison is granted the patent for Autographic Printing (US Patent 180,857)

  • Aug 10 1st phone call between Brantford & Paris, Canada
  • Aug 12 Madeline (US) beats Countess Dufferin (Canada) in 4th America's Cup

Music History

Aug 13 The Bayreuth Festspielhaus opens with the first complete performance of Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle

  • Aug 14 Prairie View State University forms
  • Aug 15 US law removes Indians from Black Hills after gold find
  • Aug 16 Opera "Siegfried" premieres in Bayreuth
  • Aug 17 Richard Wagner's opera "Götterdämmerung" premieres in Bayreuth
  • Aug 24 Riot abolishes fairs in Amsterdam, 2 killed
  • Aug 31 Ottoman sultan Murat V is deposed and succeeded by his brother Abd-ul-Hamid II.