On This Day

Historical Events in October 1876

  • Oct 2 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Bob Martin wins when fellow Scot Davie Strath refuses to take part in a playoff after pair finish on 176
  • Oct 6 American Library Association organized in Philadelphia
  • Oct 9 1st 2-way telephone conversation, 1st over outdoor wires
  • Oct 16 Race riot at Cainhoy SC (5 whites & 1 black killed)
  • Oct 23 New Orleans Mint reopens as an assay office
  • Oct 26 South Carolina Governor Chamberlain sends a company of federal troops to quell racial disturbances in Cainhoy
  • Oct 31 Great Backerganj Cyclone of 1876 ravages British India (Modern-day Bangladesh), over 200,000 killed