Jul 14
Today In History

Historical Events in 1882

1882 Queen Victoria narrowly escaped an assassination attempt in 1882, when Roderick Maclean's plot in Windsor was thwarted, preserving the Queen's reign and her legacy.

1882 East London witnesses a revolutionary moment in transportation history as Britain's first electric trams begin operations.

1882 The Knights of Columbus, a fraternal organization deeply committed to charitable work and community service, is officially established.

1882 American Old West: Robert Ford kills Jesse James.

1882 Commandant Henri Rivière's audacious seizure of Hanoi's citadel led to a clash between French and Vietnamese troops in Tonkin, a prelude to the colonial era's conflicts.

1882 In a tragic twist of fate, Thomas Henry Burke and Lord Frederick Cavendish were ruthlessly assassinated by Fenian militants in Phoenix Park, Dublin, sending shockwaves through the British Empire.

1882 A pivotal moment in American immigration policy, the United States Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act, shaping the nation's approach to immigration for decades.

1882 The formation of the Triple Alliance among the German Empire, Austria-Hungary, and the Kingdom of Italy played a significant role in shaping the alliances of late 19th-century Europe.

1882 The year 1882 saw the Shewan forces, under Menelik II of Ethiopia, emerge victorious in the Battle of Embabo. This victory led to the capture of Negus Tekle Haymanot of Gojjam and established Shewan hegemony over territories south of the Abay River.

1882 The Anglo-French Convention of 1882 played a pivotal role in defining territorial boundaries between Guinea and Sierra Leone, setting the stage for diplomatic relations in the region.

1882 The year 1882 marked a solemn moment in American history as Charles J. Guiteau was hanged in Washington, D.C., for the assassination of U.S. President James Garfield.

1882 In a significant event during the War of the Pacific, Chile faced a crushing defeat at the Battle of La Concepción, as a small garrison of 77 men was overwhelmed by a 1,300-strong Peruvian force, many armed with spears.

1882 The British Mediterranean Fleet embarks on a momentous campaign with the Bombardment of Alexandria in Egypt, a significant event in the context of the Anglo-Egyptian War.

1882 The world of music witnesses a landmark event as Richard Wagner's opera "Parsifal" premieres in Bayreuth.

1882 Southern Africa sees the founding of the Republic of Stellaland, marking a pivotal moment in the region's history.

1882 The establishment of the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey (ExxonMobil) lays the groundwork for a powerful corporate entity in the oil industry.

1882 Tchaikovsky's iconic 1812 Overture made its debut in Moscow, Russia, on this date. This musical masterpiece has since become a symbol of Russian culture.

1882 The Pearl Street Station in New York City pioneers a revolution, becoming the inaugural power plant to illuminate the world's homes and streets.

1882 The first-ever United States Labor Day parade, held in New York City in 1882, marked a significant moment in the labor movement's history, celebrating the contributions of workers.

1882 Amidst the Anglo-Egyptian War, the Battle of Tel el-Kebir unfolded on September 13, 1882, with far-reaching consequences in the ongoing struggle for dominance in the region.

1882 The Pacific Stock Exchange opens its doors, contributing to the evolution of financial markets and investment opportunities on the West Coast.

1882 Thomas Edison's first commercial hydroelectric power plant, later known as Appleton Edison Light Company, begins operation.

1882 The opening of the Nickel Plate Railroad for business in 1882 contributed to the expansion of transportation networks in the United States.

1882 A devastating conflagration engulfed a substantial portion of Oulu's city center in the heart of Finland's Oulu Province. This great fire left a lasting mark on the city's landscape and its resilient inhabitants.

1882 The heavens put on a celestial show as the rare Transit of Venus graces the skies, a spectacle witnessed only twice in the 19th century.

1882 A historic moment in sports history occurred on December 16, 1882, when Wales and England faced off in the first-ever Home Nations (now Six Nations) rugby union match, an event celebrated by rugby enthusiasts.

1882 Serbia re-establishes its kingdom, marking a significant step in the nation's history and aspirations.

1882 On March 24, 1882, Robert Koch made a groundbreaking announcement with the discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis, a pivotal moment in medical history.

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