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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