On This Day

November 7, 1876 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • Edward Bouchet is 1st African American to receive a Ph.D from a US college (Yale)
  • Meharry Medical College forms at Central Tennessee College

Election of Interest

President Rutherford B. Hayes and challenger Samuel J. Tilden claim presidential victory as Tilden (D) wins popular vote but Electoral College votes are disputed with Hayes (R)


Birthdays in History

  • Culbert Olson, American lawyer and politician (Gov-D-Cal), born in Fillmore, Utah (d. 1962)

Deaths in History

  • Albertus C van Raalte, Dutch/US vicar (Michigan), dies at 65
1876 in History