Important events and information have been documented through the use of newspapers for centuries. They are a valuable and irreplaceable source of information that feature the most memorable events of the past. As for the year 1876, such events include the establishment of the National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs, a patent for the invention of the "telephone" being granted to Alexander Graham Bell, Queen Victoria taking the title of the Empress of India, the admittance of Colorado as the 38th U.S. state, a patent being granted to Thomas Edison for the monograph, and so much more! Each title is available individually, and all are searchable via an interface that allows users to easily view, search, zoom, print and save digital page images.
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January 1, 1876
The first trademark symbol to be registered is the Bass Brewery Red Triangle.
February 2, 1876
The establishment of the National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs takes place in Chicago, Illinois.
February 22, 1876
The establishment of Johns Hopkins University takes place in Baltimore, Maryland.
The Dewey Decimal Classification system is published for the first time by librarian Melvil Dewey.
March 7, 1876
A United States patent is granted to Alexander Graham Bell for an invention he named the "telephone."
March 10, 1876
The first successful telephone call is made by Alexander Graham Bell.
April 16, 1876
The beginning of the Bulgarian April uprising takes place.
May 1, 1876
The title Empress of India is taken by Queen Victoria.
May 10, 1876
The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's Centennial Exposition begins.
May 16, 1876
The Berlin Memorandum, a proposition of an armistice between Turkey and its insurgents made by Germany, Russia and Austria-Hungary, is rejected by Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli of Britain.
May 17, 1876
A patent for the four-stroke cycle internal combustion engine is filed by Nikolaus Otto.
June 4, 1876
The Transcontinental Express leaves New York City on the First Transcontinental Railroad and arrives in San Francisco, California almost 84 hours later.
July 1, 1876
War is declared on the Ottoman Empire by Serbia, followed by Montenegro the next day.
July 4, 1876
The centennial of the United States is celebrated.
August 1, 1876
The admittance of Colorado as the 38th U.S. state takes place.
August 8, 1876
A patent for the monograph is granted to Thomas Edison.
October 4, 1876
The opening of Texas A&M University takes place.
November 1, 1876
The nine provinces of New Zealand are dissolved and replaced with 63 counties.
November 10, 1876
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's Centennial Exposition ends.
November 23, 1876
Politician Boss Tweed of New York City is captured in Spain and delivered to authorities in the United States after having escaped prison the prior year.
December 5, 1876
Nearly 300 people are killed in the Brooklyn Theater Fire.
December 6, 1876
Francis Julius LeMoyne's crematory holds the first cremation taking place in the United States.