1876 in the United States

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1876 in the United States
Years: 1873 1874 187518761877 1878 1879

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Events from the year 1876 in the United States.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

"Centennial Mirror", showing events from 1776 (left) compared with similar events in 1876 (right)

January–March[edit]

  • February 2 - The National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs was formed at a meeting in Chicago, Illinois; it replaced the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players. Morgan Bulkeley of the Hartford Dark Blues is selected as the league's first President.
  • February 22 – Johns Hopkins University is founded in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • March 7 – Alexander Graham Bell is granted a patent for an invention he calls the telephone (patent #174,466).
  • March 10 – Alexander Graham Bell makes the first successful call by saying "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you.."

April–June[edit]

July–September[edit]

October–December[edit]

Undated[edit]

Ongoing[edit]

Births[edit]

  • March 31 – William H. Dieterich, United States Senator from Illinois from 1933 till 1939. (died 1940)
  • April 9 – Park Trammell, United States Senator from Florida from 1917 till 1936. (died 1936)
  • May 21 – Augustus Owsley Stanley, United States Senator from Kentucky from 1919 till 1925. (died 1958)
  • August 18 – George B. Martin, United States Senator from Kentucky from 1918 till 1919. (died 1945)
  • October 10 – William James Bryan, United States Senator from Florida from 1907 till 1908. (died 1908)
  • November 23 – Thomas M. Storke, United States Senator from California from 1938 till 1939. (died 1971)

Deaths[edit]

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