1876 in the United Kingdom
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|1876 in the United Kingdom|
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- 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.
- The Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, is made Earl of Beaconsfield by Queen Victoria.
- The UK Medical Act of 1876 (39 and 40 Vict, Ch. 41) repeals the previous Medical Act in the United Kingdom and enables every university or other body in the United Kingdom entitled to grant qualifications for registration to grant such qualifications to all people without distinction of sex.
- 5 September – William Gladstone's Bulgarian Horrors pamphlet is published.
- 7 October – first greyhound race to use an artificial hare is held, at Hendon.
- 10 December – the "observant stranger" Henry James arrives at Folkestone and subsequently (Dec 12th) takes lodgings at 3 Bolton Street, London 
- Charles Wells opens his brewery based in Bedford.
- The Conchological Society of Great Britain & Ireland is founded.
- Mary Sumner founds Christian women's organisation the Mothers' Union.
- Port Vale Football Club is formed.
- Stourbridge Football Club is formed.
- Saracens F.C. is formed in London as a rugby union club.
- Warrington Wolves is formed as Warrington Zingari F.C., a rugby league club.
- Stockport Lacrosse Club, thought to be the oldest existing lacrosse club in the world, is founded at Cale Green Cricket Club Davenport, Greater Manchester, where they will still be playing in the 21st century.
- 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.
- 21 January – James Larkin, trade union leader and socialist politician in Ireland (died 1947 in Ireland)
- 29 January – Havergal Brian, composer (died 1972)
- 16 February – G. M. Trevelyan, historian (died 1962)
- 7 March – Edgar Evans, Welsh sailor, Antarctic explorer (died 1912)
- 11 March – Carl Ruggles, composer (died 1971)
- 23 March – Muirhead Bone, Scottish etcher (died 1953)
- 28 April – Thomas Crisp, Victoria Cross recipient (died 1917)
- 7 May – Samuel Courtauld, art collector (died 1947)
- 27 May – William Stanier, railway engineer and steam locomotive designer (LMS Coronation Class) (died 1965)
- 13 June – William Sealy Gosset, chemist (died 1937)
- 19 June – Nigel Gresley, railway engineer and steam locomotive designer (Flying Scotsman and Mallard) (died 1941)
- 22 June – Gwen John, Welsh painter (died 1939)
- 8 August
- 17 August – Eric Drummond, 16th Earl of Perth, politician (died 1951)
- 25 August – Eglantyne Jebb, champion for children (died 1928)
- 1 September – Harriet Shaw Weaver, political activist (died 1961)
- 6 September – John Macleod, Scottish physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (died 1935)
- 6 October – Githa Sowerby, dramatist (died 1970)
- 2 November – William Haywood, architect (died 1957)
- 3 November – Rupert D'Oyly Carte, hotelier and theatrical impresario (died 1948)
- 7 November – Charlie Townsend, cricketer (died 1958)
- 29 December – Lionel Tertis, violist (died 1975)
- 19 January – George Julius Poulett Scrope, political economist (born 1797)
- 19 April – Samuel Sebastian Wesley, organist and composer (born 1810)
- 24 May – Henry Kingsley, novelist (born 1830)
- 20 June – John Neal, author, critic, radical and eccentric (born 1876)
- 27 June – Harriet Martineau, philosopher and social theorist (born 1802)
- 19 August – George Smith, Assyriologist (born 1840)
- 18 October – Thomas Dickson Archibald, judge (born 1817 in Nova Scotia)
- 29 December – Titus Salt, woollen manufacturer and philanthropist (born 1803)
- Mary Fildes, political activist (born 1789 in Ireland)
- "United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office".
- Everett, Jason M., ed. (2006). "1876". The People's Chronology. Thomson Gale.
- Gough, John (1989). The Midland Railway: a chronology (2nd ed.). Gwernymynydd: Railway and Canal Historical Society. p. 183. ISBN 0-901461-12-1.
- "Key dates in Education Great Britain 1000 - 1899". Thepotteries.org. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
- The Short Titles Act 1896, section 2(1) and Schedule 2
- Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons (1892). Parliamentary Papers, House of Commons and Command. H.M. Stationery Office. pp. 40–.
- Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 299–300. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.
- Henry James. The Conquest of London:1870-1881. Leon Edel Volume II, ISBN 0-380-39651-3
- Leavis, Q. D. (1965). Fiction and the Reading Public (2nd ed.). London: Chatto & Windus.