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
The original drawing filed with Thomas Edison's patent application for the telephone
The original drawing filed with Thomas Edison's patent application for the telephone
  • Mar 7 Battle at Gura: Ethiopian emperor Yohannes beats Egyptians

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 1st record high jump over 6' (Marshall Jones Brooks)
  • 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-Wales (4-0)