1882 events in history

Mar 2 Queen Victoria narrowly escapes an assassination attempt by Roderick McLean in Windsor
Mar 4 Britain's first electric trams run in east London
Mar 6 The Serbian kingdom is re-founded
Mar 24 Robert Koch announces the discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis
Mar 29 The Knights of Columbus are established
Apr 3 American Old West: Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford
Apr 25 Tonkin Campaign: French and Vietnamese troops clashed in Tonkin, when Commandant Henri Rivière seized the citadel of Hanoi with a small force of marine infantry
Apr 29 The "Elektromote" – forerunner of the trolleybus – is tested by Ernst Werner von Siemens in Berlin
May 6 The United States Congress passes the Chinese Exclusion Act
May 6 Thomas Henry Burke and Lord Frederick Cavendish are stabbed and killed during the Phoenix Park Murders in Dublin
May 20 The Triple Alliance between the German Empire, Austria-Hungary and the Kingdom of Italy is formed
Jun 6 More than 100,000 inhabitants of Bombay are killed when a cyclone in the Arabian Sea pushes huge waves into the harbour
Jun 6 The Shewan forces of Menelik II of Ethiopia defeat the Gojjame army in the Battle of Embabo. The Shewans capture Negus Tekle Haymanot of Gojjam, and their victory leads to a Shewan hegemony over the territories south of the Abay River
Jun 28 The Anglo-French Convention of 1882 marks the territorial boundaries between Guinea and Sierra Leone
Jun 30 Charles J. Guiteau is hanged in Washington, D.C. for the assassination of U.S. President James Garfield
Jul 10 War of the Pacific: Chile suffers its last military defeat in the Battle of La Concepción when a garrison of 77 men is annihilated by a 1,300-strong Peruvian force, many of them armed with spears
Jul 11 The British Mediterranean Fleet begins the Bombardment of Alexandria in Egypt as part of the Anglo-Egyptian War
Jul 26 The Republic of Stellaland is founded in Southern Africa
Jul 26 Premiere of Richard Wagner's opera Parsifal at Bayreuth
Aug 5 The Standard Oil of New Jersey is established
Aug 20 Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture debuts in Moscow, Russia
Sep 4 Thomas Edison flips the switch to the first commercial electrical power plant in history, lighting one square mile of lower Manhattan. This is considered by many as the day that began the electrical age
Sep 5 The first United States Labor Day parade is held in New York City
Sep 13 Anglo-Egyptian War: The Battle of Tel el-Kebir is fought
Sep 18 The Pacific Stock Exchange opens
Sep 30 Thomas Edison's first commercial hydroelectric power plant (later known as Appleton Edison Light Company) begins operation on the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
Oct 14 University of the Punjab is founded in a part of India that later became West Pakistan
Oct 16 The Nickel Plate Railroad opens for business
Nov 2 Oulu, Finland is devastated by the Great Oulu Fire of 1882