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1877

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Year 1877 (MDCCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar).

Events of 1877

January - March

April - June

  • April 24 - Russo-Turkish War, 1877–1878 Russia declares war on Ottoman Empire.
  • May 5 - Indian Wars Sitting Bull leads his band of Lakota into Canada to avoid harassment by the United States Army under Colonel Nelson Miles.
  • May 6 - Realizing that his people were weakened by cold and hunger, Chief Crazy Horse of the Oglala Sioux surrenders to United States troops in Nebraska.
  • May 8 - At Gilmore's Gardens in New York City, the first Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show opens (ends May 11).
  • May 16 - May 16, 1877 political crisis in France.
  • May 21 - (May 9 O.S.) - Romania declares itself independent from Ottoman Empire (recognized in 1878 after the end of the Romanian independence war).
  • May 31 - Brantford, Ontario Canada officially incorporated as a city
  • June 15 - Henry Ossian Flipper becomes the first African American cadet to graduate from the United States Military Academy.
  • June 17 - Indian Wars: Battle of White Bird Canyon - The Nez Perce defeat the US Cavalry at White Bird Canyon in the Idaho Territory.
  • June 21 - The Molly Maguires hanged at Carbon County prison in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania.
  • June 26 - Eruption of Mount Cotopaxi in Ecuador causes severe mudflows that wipe out surrounding cities and valleys - 1000 dead.
  • June 30 - British Mediterranean fleet is sent to Besika Bay.

July - September

  • July 9 - All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club begins its first lawn tennis tournament at Wimbledon.
  • July 10 - The then villa of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico formally receives its city charter from the Royal Crown of Spain.
  • July 16 - Great railroad strike of 1877 begins. Riots by Baltimore and Ohio Railroad railroad workers in Baltimore, Maryland lead to a sympathy strike and rioting in Pittsburgh, and a full-scale worker's rebellion in St. Louis, briefly establishing a Communist government before U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes calls in the armed forces.
  • July 19 - Russo-Turkish War, 1877–1878: First battle in the Siege of Pleven.
  • July 30 - Second battle in the Siege of Pleven.
  • August 9 - Indian Wars: Battle of Big Hole - Near Big Hole River in Montana, a small band of Nez Percé Indians who refused government orders to move to a reservation, clash with the United States Army. The army lost 29 soldiers and Indians lost 89 warriors in a US Army win.
  • August 11 - Asaph Hall discovers Deimos, outer moon of Mars.
  • August 17 - Arizona blacksmith F.P. Cahill is fatally wounded by Billy the Kid. Cahill will die the next day, becoming the first person killed by the Kid.
  • August 18 - Asaph Hall discovers Phobos, inner moon of Mars.
  • September 1 - Battle of Lovcha, Third battle in the Siege of Pleven.
  • September 5 - Indian Wars: Oglala Sioux chief Crazy Horse is bayoneted by a United States soldier after resisting confinement in a guardhouse at Fort Robinson in Nebraska.

October - December

  • October 10 - Following the recovery of Lieutenant-Colonel George Armstrong Custer's body from where he fell during the Battle of Little Big Horn the previous year, Custer is given a funeral with full military honours and is laid to rest at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.
  • November 21 - Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record sound, considered Edison's first great invention. Edison demonstrated the device for the first time on November 29.
  • December 9 - Fourth battle, concluding the Siege of Pleven.
  • December 14 - Serbia restates its previous declaration of war against Turkey.

Undated

  • Nineteenth Century magazine founded.
  • Winter 1877/1878: after the defeat of the Dungan revolt in China, several thousands refugees cross the Tian Shan to settle in the Russian Empire, thus starting the future " Soviet Dungan" ethnic group.

Ongoing events

  • War between Russia and the Ottoman Empire ( Russo-Turkish War, 1877–1878), leading to the formation of Bulgaria in 1878. See Russian Foreign Affairs after the Crimean War.

Births

1877 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1877
MDCCCLXXVII
Ab urbe condita 2630
Armenian calendar 1326
ԹՎ ՌՅԻԶ
Bahá'í calendar 33 – 34
Berber calendar 2827
Buddhist calendar 2421
Burmese calendar 1239
Chinese calendar 4513/4573-11-17
( 丙子年十一月十七日)
— to —
4514/4574-11-27
( 丁丑年十一月廿七日)
Coptic calendar 1593 – 1594
Ethiopian calendar 1869 – 1870
Hebrew calendar 5637 – 5638
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1932 – 1933
 - Shaka Samvat 1799 – 1800
 - Kali Yuga 4978 – 4979
Holocene calendar 11877
Iranian calendar 1255 – 1256
Islamic calendar 1293 – 1294
Japanese calendar Meiji 10
(明治10年)
Korean calendar 4210
Thai solar calendar 2420

January - June

  • January 2 - Slava Raskaj, Croatian painter (d. 1706)
  • February 7 - G. H. Hardy, British mathematician (d. 1947)
  • February 14 - Edmund Landau, German mathematician (d. 1938)
  • February 17 - André Maginot, French politician (d. 1932)
  • February 19 - Gabriele Münter, German painter (d. 1962)
  • February 25 - Erich von Hornbostel, Austrian musicologist (d. 1935)
  • March 2 - Consuelo Vanderbilt, Duchess of Marlborough (d. 1964)
  • March 4 - Alexander Fyodorovich Gedike, Russian composer (d. 1957)
  • March 4 - Fritz Graebner, German ethnologist (d. 1934)
  • March 4 - Garrett Morgan, American inventor (d. 1963)
  • March 16 - Reza Shah Pahlavi, Shah of Iran (d. 1944)
  • March 18 - Edgar Cayce, American psychic (d. 1945)
  • March 25 - Walter Little, Canadian politician (d. 1961)
  • March 29 - Alois Kayser, German missionary (d. 1944)
  • May 3 - Karl Abraham, German psychoanalyst (d. 1925)
  • May 23 - Grace Pearl Ingalls, née Dow, Youngest sister of author Laura Ingalls Wilder (d. November 10, 1941)
  • June 4 - Heinrich Otto Wieland, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1957)
  • June 7 - Charles Glover Barkla, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1944)
  • June 11 - Renee Vivien, poet, (d. 1709)
  • June 14 - Jane Bathori, French opera singer (d. 1970)

July - December

  • July 2 - Hermann Hesse, German-born writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1962)
  • July 3 - Shafiqah Shasha (شفيقة شعشع), Lebanese-Australian Matriarch (d. 1953)
  • July 6 - Arnaud Massy, French golfer (d. 1950)
  • July 13 - Erik Scavenius, Prime Minister of Denmark (d. 1962)
  • July 17 - Ernst von Dohnányi, Hungarian conductor (d. 1960)
  • July 19 - Arthur Fielder, English cricketer (d. 1949)
  • August 6 - Wallace H. White, Jr., U.S. Senator from Maine (d. 1952)
  • August 7 - Ulrich Salchow, Swedish figure skater (d. 1949)
  • August 15 - Stanley Vestal, American writer, poet, historian (d. 1957)
  • August 27 - Charles Rolls, co-founder Rolls-Royce car firm, pioneer aviator, (d. 1910)
  • August 27 - Ernst Wetter, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1963)
  • September 1 - Francis William Aston, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1945)
  • September 2 - Frederick Soddy, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1956)
  • September 6 - Buddy Bolden, American jazz musician (d. 1930)
  • September 26 - Alfred Cortot, Swiss pianist (d. 1962)
  • October 4 - Razor Smith, English cricketer (d. 1946)
  • October 27 - George Thompson, English cricketer (d. 1943)
  • October 29 - Narcisa de Leon, Filipino film mogul (d. 1966)
  • November 9 - Allama Iqbal, Indian philosopher, one of the profound founding fathers of the Muslims of India (d. 1938)
  • November 15 - William Hope Hodgson, English author (d. 1918)
  • November 22 - Endre Ady, Hungarian poet (d. 1919)
  • November 22 - Joan Gamper, Swiss-born businessman and founder of FC Barcelona (d. 1930)
  • December 3 - Richard Pearse, New Zealand airplane pioneer (d. 1953)

Deaths

  • January 2 - Alexander Bain, Scottish inventor (b. 1811)
  • January 4 - Cornelius Vanderbilt, American entrepreneur (b. 1794)
  • March 1 - Antoni Patek, Polish watchmaker (b. 1811)
  • March 24 - Walter Bagehot, British businessman, essayist and journalist (b. 1826)
  • May 26 - Kido Takayoshi, Japanese statesman (b. 1833)
  • June 3 - Ludwig Ritter von Köchel, musicologist (b. 1800)
  • June 3 - Sophie of Württemberg, queen consort of the Netherlands (b. 1818)
  • July 27 - John Frost, British Chartist leader (b. 1784)
  • August 8 - William Lovett, British Chartist leader (b. 1800)
  • August 29 - Brigham Young, American Mormon leader (b. 1801)
  • August 30 - Raphael Semmes, Officer in the USN and the CSN (b.1809)
  • September 2 - Constantine Kanaris, Greek politician (b. 1795)
  • September 3 - Adolphe Thiers, French historian and politician (b. 1797)
  • September 5 - Crazy Horse, Oglala Sioux chief (b. 1849)
  • September 17 - William Fox Talbot, English photographer (b. 1800)
  • September 24 - Saigō Takamori, samurai (b. 1827)
  • October 3 - James Roosevelt Bayley, first Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, and the eighth Archbishop of Baltimore (b. 1814)
  • October 16 - Theodore Barrière, French dramatist (b. 1823)
  • November 2 - Friedrich Graf von Wrangel, Prussian field marshal (b. 1784)
  • December 12 - José de Alencar, Brazilian novelist (b. 1829)
  • December 31 - Gustave Courbet, French painter (b. 1819)