On This Day

Historical Events in March 1876

  • Mar 1 Guernsey Cattle Club forms (Farmington Conn)
  • Mar 4 US Congress decides to impeach Minister of War Belknap
  • Mar 7 Battle at Gura: Ethiopian emperor Yohannes beats Egyptians

Mr. Watson come here, I want you

Mar 10 First telephone call; Alexander Graham Bell says "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you" to his assistant Thomas Watson

  • Mar 11 English FA Cup Final, Kennington Oval, London: Wanderers and Old Estonians draw, 1-1; Wanderers win replay, 3-0 for 3rd title
  • Mar 16 Nelly Saunders & Rose Harland fight 1st female boxing match (NY)
  • Mar 17 British high jump champion Marshall Jones Brooks clears 1.83m at Oxford, England for unofficial world record; thought to be first leap over 6'
  • Mar 17 General Crook destroy Cheyennes & Oglala-Sioux Indian camps
  • Mar 18 English FA Cup Final Replay, Kennington Oval, London: Wanderers beat Old Estonians, 3-0 after initial 1-1 draw; Wanderers 3rd title
  • Mar 24 38th Grand National: Joe Cannon aboard 25/1 chance Regal wins by a neck from Congress
  • Mar 25 Glasgow 1st soccer match Scotland defeat Wales (4-0)