Jul 14
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Historical Events in 1877

1877 Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom was proclaimed Empress of India, solidifying British control over the subcontinent.

1877 Crazy Horse and his warriors engage in their final battle against the United States Cavalry at Wolf Mountain, Montana.

1877 The conclusion of the Constantinople Conference in 1877 resulted in an agreement for significant political reforms in the Balkans.

1877 Tchaikovsky's enchanting ballet "Swan Lake" makes its world premiere at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. This captivating performance etches itself into the annals of classical music and dance.

1877 Just two days prior to the inauguration, the U.S. Congress declared Rutherford B. Hayes the victor of the 1876 U.S. presidential election, despite Samuel J. Tilden winning the popular vote.

1877 The first official cricket test match between Australia and England at the MCG Stadium in Melbourne, Australia, initiated a cherished tradition in the world of sports.

1877 The United Kingdom extends its influence as it annexes the Transvaal, altering the political landscape in Southern Africa.

1877 Tensions escalate on the global stage as the Russo-Turkish War erupts, with the Russian Empire formally declaring war on the Ottoman Empire, setting the stage for a complex and pivotal conflict.

1877 Sitting Bull's journey to Canada with his Lakota band evades U.S. Army pressures during the American Indian Wars.

1877 Chief Crazy Horse of the Oglala Lakota surrendered to United States troops in the vast plains of Nebraska, marking a poignant moment in the nation's westward expansion.

1877 The world of canine enthusiasts witnessed the inception of a cherished tradition as the inaugural Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show opened its doors at Gilmore's Gardens in New York City. This event marked a milestone in the world of dog exhibitions.

1877 France's 16 May 1877 crisis reshapes the nation's political landscape, transitioning from monarchy to a parliamentary system following elections in October that signal the decline of royalist influence.

1877 Henry Ossian Flipper achieves a historic milestone by becoming the first African American cadet to graduate from the United States Military Academy.

1877 In 1877, during the American Indian Wars, the Battle of White Bird Canyon took place, with the Nez Perce defeating the U.S. Cavalry in the Idaho Territory.

1877 Alexander Graham Bell's establishment of the world's first commercial telephone service in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in 1877 marks a milestone in global communication.

1877 Wimbledon, one of the most iconic tennis tournaments in the world, inaugurates its first championships, forever leaving its mark on the world of sports.

1877 Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, marked a historic moment as it officially received its city charter from the Royal Crown of Spain, a step toward autonomy.

1877 Baltimore and Ohio Railroad workers' riotous actions trigger a wave of sympathy strikes in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, met with a brutal assault by state militia, further fueling labor tensions.

1877 The annals of American Indian Wars feature the Battle of the Big Hole, where a small band of Nez Percé Indians engage in a fateful clash with the United States Army.

1877 American astronomer Asaph Hall makes a profound contribution to our understanding of the solar system by discovering Phobos, one of Mars's enigmatic moons.

1877 The bayoneting of Oglala Sioux chief Crazy Horse by a United States soldier in 1877, following his resistance to confinement in a guardhouse at Fort Robinson in Nebraska, left an indelible mark on American Indian Wars history.

1877 The Battle of Shiroyama marks a decisive victory for the Imperial Japanese Army during the Satsuma Rebellion.

1877 The Nez Perce War concluded in the northwestern United States, marking the end of a turbulent chapter in Native American history.

1877 Scotland mourns the Blantyre mining disaster, a tragic event that claims the lives of 207 miners.

1877 Thomas Edison unveiled his groundbreaking invention, the phonograph, forever changing the way we record and play sound.

1877 Anna Sewell's timeless animal welfare novel, "Black Beauty," is published, leaving an indelible mark on literature.

1877 Thomas Edison unveils his groundbreaking phonograph, marking a transformative moment in the world of technology and entertainment as recorded sound becomes a reality.

1877 During the Russo-Turkish War, in 1877, the Russian Army achieved a decisive victory by capturing Plevna after a grueling 5-month siege. The surrender of the surviving Turkish garrison marked a turning point in the war and the eventual Liberation of Bulgaria.

1877 Mihail Kogălniceanu's reading of Romania's Declaration of Independence becomes the nation's Independence Day.

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