1876 1877 1878
The Great Strike of 1877, a.k.a. the Railroad Strike of 1877 erupts across the United States. St. Louis is gripped by a general strike.
El Motín de los Artilleros(Mutiny of the Artillerymen) results in the destruction of a large part of Punta Arenas.
Julius A. Wayland marries Etta Bevan and moves to Harrisonville, Missouri.
Future conservative politician and future father of space pioneer Werner von Braun, Magnus Freiherr von Braun, is born.
Li Honzhang establishes Kaipang Coal Mines.
January 1: Queen Victoria is declared Empress of India.
January 22: Future Weimar Reichsbank President and Third Reich Economy Minister Hjalmar Horace Greeley Schacht is born in Tinglev, Germany.
January 25: Congress passes law requiring electoral recount, the U.S. presidential election (Hayes-Tilden election) is still in doubt.
March 5: Rutherford B. Hayes is inaugurated as President of the United States.
April 10: End of the Reconstruction Era is signalled by the decision of Pres. Hayes begins withdrawal of Federal troops from the American South.
April 24: tsar Alerxander II declares war on the Ottoman Empire calling on his armies to march south "for Orthodoxy and Slavdom."
June 8: Pancho Villa is born in Grande, or San Juan del Río, Durango as Doroteo Arango, Mexico.
July 2: Russia mobilizes the Imperial Guards for war in the Balkans.
July 24: Confrontations between railroad strikers and police began in Chicago. Railroad workers and their supporters stop all rail transport, then close stockyards, construction and manufacturing plants.
August 12: Asaph Hall discovers Deimos, outer moon of Mars.
August 18: Asaph Hall discovers Phobos, inner moon of Mars.
September 5: Crazy Horse is killed by being bayonetted by a Private William Gentles while in custody at Fort Robinson.
December: Thomas Edison invents the phonograph.
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