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Historical Events in April 1877

  • Apr 2 1st Easter egg roll held on White House lawn

Flash! Bang! It's the Human Cannonball!Flash! Bang! It's the Human Cannonball!

Apr 2 1st human cannonball act performed by 14-year-old Rossa Matilda Richter known as Zazel at the Royal Aquarium in London
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"Zazel" makes her spectacular entrance over an astonished crowd
  • Apr 6 British Open Men's Golf, Musselburgh Links: Jamie Anderson wins his first of 3 consecutive Championships; beats fellow Scot Bob Pringle by 2 shots
  • Apr 10 Federal troops withdrawn from Columbia, SC
  • Apr 12 British annex Transvaal, South Africa
  • Apr 12 Catcher's mask 1st used in a baseball game
  • Apr 15 Boston-Somerville installs the world's 1st telephone in Massachusetts
  • Apr 19 Opera "Les Cloches de Cornerville" is produced (Paris)
  • Apr 24 Last federal occupying troops withdraw from the South (New Orleans)
  • Apr 24 Russo-Turkish War, 1877-78: Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire
  • Apr 27 Opera "Le Roi de Lahore" is produced in Paris

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 27 Rutherford B. Hayes removes Federal troops from LA, Reconstruction ends

19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes
19th US President
Rutherford B. Hayes