1876 events in history

Jan 15 The first newspaper in Afrikaans, Die Afrikaanse Patriot, is published in Paarl
Feb 1 A murder conviction effectively forces the violent Pennsylvanian Irish anti-owner coal miners, the "Molly Maguires", to disband
Feb 2 The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs of Major League Baseball is formed
Feb 14 Alexander Graham Bell applies for a patent for the telephone, as does Elisha Gray
Feb 19 Founding of the National Amateur Press Association (NAPA) in Philadelphia
Feb 26 Japan and Korea sign a treaty granting Japanese citizens extraterritoriality rights, opening three ports to Japanese trade, and ending Korea's status as a tributary state of Qing dynasty China
Mar 7 Alexander Graham Bell is granted a patent for an invention he calls the "telephone"
Mar 10 Alexander Graham Bell makes the first successful telephone call by saying "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you."
Apr 11 The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is organized
Apr 20 The April Uprising, a key point in modern Bulgarian history, leading to the Russo-Turkish War and the liberation of Bulgaria from domination as an independent part of the Ottoman Empire
Apr 22 The first ever National League baseball game is played in Philadelphia
May 2 The April Uprising breaks out in Bulgaria
May 30 Ottoman sultan Abdülaziz is deposed and succeeded by his nephew Murad V
Jun 2 Hristo Botev, a national revolutionary of Bulgaria, is killed in Stara Planina
Jun 4 An express train called the Transcontinental Express arrives in San Francisco, California, via the First Transcontinental Railroad only 83 hours and 39 minutes after leaving New York City
Jun 17 American Indian Wars: Battle of the Rosebud – 1,500 Sioux and Cheyenne led by Crazy Horse beat back General George Crook's forces at Rosebud Creek in Montana Territory
Jun 25 Battle of the Little Bighorn and the death of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer
Jul 8 White supremacists kill five Black Republicans in Hamburg, South Carolina
Aug 1 Colorado is admitted as the 38th U.S. state
Aug 8 Thomas Edison receives a patent for his mimeograph
Aug 31 Ottoman Sultan Murat V is deposed and succeeded by his brother Abd-ul-Hamid II
Sep 7 In Northfield, Minnesota, Jesse James and the James–Younger Gang attempt to rob the town's bank but are driven off by armed citizens
Oct 4 Texas A&M University opens as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, becoming the first public institution of higher education in Texas
Oct 6 The American Library Association was founded
Oct 31 A monster cyclone ravages India, resulting in over 200,000 deaths
Nov 1 New Zealand's provincial government system is dissolved
Nov 17 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "Slavonic March" is given its premiere performance in Moscow, Russia
Nov 23 Corrupt Tammany Hall leader William Magear Tweed (better known as Boss Tweed) is delivered to authorities in New York City after being captured in Spain
Nov 25 American Indian Wars: In retaliation for the American defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, United States Army troops sack Chief Dull Knife's sleeping Cheyenne village at the headwaters of the Powder River
Dec 5 The Brooklyn Theater Fire kills at least 278 people in Brooklyn, New York
Dec 23 First day of the Constantinople Conference which resulted in agreement for political reforms in the Balkans
Dec 29 The Ashtabula River Railroad Disaster occurs, leaving 64 injured and 92 dead at Ashtabula, Ohio