On This Day

Historical Events in January 1877

Historic Event

Jan 1 Queen Victoria proclaimed Empress of India

Battle of Interest

Jan 8 Crazy Horse and his Sioux warriors fight their last battle with the United States Cavalry at Wolf Mountain (Montana Territory).

  • Jan 15 US Assay Office in Helena, Montana opens
  • Jan 16 Color organ (for light shows) patented, by Bainbridge Bishop
  • Jan 22 Arthur Tooth, an Anglican clergyman is taken into custody after being prosecuted for using ritualist practices

Election of Interest

Jan 25 Congress establishes the Electoral Commission to determine the disputed presidential election between Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel J. Tilden

  • Jan 30 Storm flood ravages Dutch coastal provinces