1876 in the United Kingdom
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Events from the year 1876 in the United Kingdom.
- 1 January — The Bass Brewery Red Triangle becomes the first registered trademark symbol, under the Trade Mark Registration Act 1875.
- April — The Royal Titles Act (introduced by Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Benjamin Disraeli) grants Queen Victoria the title of Empress of India from 1877.
- 7 April — Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton, becomes Viceroy of India.
- 1 May — The Settle-Carlisle Railway is opened to passenger traffic.
- 13 July — The prosecution of Arthur Tooth, an Anglican clergyman, for using ritualist practices begins.
- 5 September — William Gladstone's Bulgarian Horrors pamphlet is published.
- 7 October — First greyhound race to use an artificial hare is held, at Hendon.
- Charles Wells opens his brewery based in Bedford.
- The Conchological Society of Great Britain & Ireland is founded.
- Port Vale Football Club is formed.
- Stourbridge Football Club is formed.
- Henry Wickham smuggles rubber seeds out of Brazil leading to the eventual collapse of the Amazon rubber boom.
- Grey squirrel introduced to England at Henbury Park, Cheshire.
- Isabella Banks' novel The Manchester Man.
- Walter Besant and James Rice's novel The Golden Butterfly.
- Lewis Carroll's nonsense poem The Hunting of the Snark.
- George Eliot's novel Daniel Deronda.
- Anthony Trollope's book The Prime Minister, fifth of the Palliser novels.
- 29 January — Havergal Brian, composer (died 1972)
- 16 February — G.M. Trevelyan, historian (died 1962)
- 11 March — Carl Ruggles, composer (died 1971)
- 28 April — Thomas Crisp, Victoria Cross recipient (died 1917)
- 7 May — Samuel Courtauld, art collector (died 1947)
- 13 June — William Sealy Gosset, chemist (died 1937)
- 8 August
- 1 September — Harriet Shaw Weaver, political activist (died 1961)
- 6 October — Githa Sowerby, dramatist (died 1970)
- 2 November — William Haywood, architect (died 1957)
- 7 November — Charlie Townsend, cricketer (died 1958)
- 24 May — Henry Kingsley, novelist (born 1830)
- "United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office".
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- Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 299–300. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.
- Leavis, Q. D. (1965). Fiction and the Reading Public (2nd ed.). London: Chatto & Windus.