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Notable Historical Events - 1882

18821st large-scale test of Thomas Edison's light bulb - lighting of NY's Pearl Street Station

1882Richard Wagner completes his opera "Parsifal"

1882American Old West: Outlaw Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford.

18821st string of Christmas tree lights created by Thomas Edison

1882Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" opens in Moscow

1882Richard Wagner's opera "Parsifal" premieres in Beirut

1882German scientist Robert Koch discovers bacillus cause of TB

1882Robert Koch discovers germ that causes tuberculosis

1882 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 2
Because of anti-monopoly laws, Standard Oil is organized as a trust 
Jan 13
Richard Wagner completes his opera "Parsifal" 
Jan 15
1st US ski club forms (Berlin NH) 
Jan 17
1st Dutch female physician Aletta Jacobs opens office 
Jan 25
Bilu, a Russian Zionist organization, forms 
Jan 26
France government of Gambetta falls 
Feb 2
Knights of Columbus forms in New Haven, Conn 
Feb 3
Circus owner PT Barnum buys his world famous elephant Jumbo 
Feb 7
Last bare knuckle champion John L Sullivan KOs Paddy Ryan in Miss 
Feb 10
Rimski-Korsakovs opera "Snyegurochka," premieres in St Petersburg 
Feb 12
Social-Democratic Union forms in Amsterdam 
Feb 15
1st cargo of frozen meat leaves NZ for Britain, on SS Dunedin 
Feb 17
1st Test Cricket match played at Sydney Cricket Ground 
Feb 21
NYC's 24 hour race begins, winner with most mileage in 24 hours 
Feb 22
With 120 miles James Saunders wins NYC's 24 hour race & $100 prize 
Feb 22
The Serbian kingdom is refounded. 
Feb 28
1st US college cooperative store opens, at Harvard U 
Mar 3
NY Steam Corp begins distributing steam to Manhattan buildings 
Mar 4
Britain's first electric trams run in East London. 
Mar 6
Monarch Milan Obrenovic of Serbia crowns himself king 
Mar 11
Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association organized in Princeton NJ 
Mar 16
US Senate ratifies treaty establishing the Red Cross 
Mar 18
Morgan Earp is assassinated by outlaws while playing billiards in Tombstone 
Mar 22
Edmunds Act adopted by the US to suppress polygamy, 1300 men later imprisoned under the act 
Mar 24
German scientist Robert Koch discovers bacillus cause of TB 
Mar 25
1st demonstration of pancake making (Dept store in NYC) 
Mar 29
Knights of Columbus chartered for Catholic men 
Apr 3
Wood block alarm invented, when alarm rang, it dropped 20 wood blocks 
Apr 3
American Old West: Outlaw Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford. 
Apr 10
Captain William Matson founds his shipping company (San Francisco & Hawaii) 
Apr 13
Anti-Semitic League forms in Prussia 
Apr 29
The "Elektromote" - forerunner of the trolleybus - is tested by Ernst Werner von Siemens in Berlin. 
May 6
Chinese Exclusion Act: US Congress ceases Chinese immigration 
May 6
Epping Forest, England, dedicated by Queen Victoria 
May 6
Thomas Henry Burke and Lord Frederick Cavendish are stabbed and killed during the Phoenix Park Murders in Dublin. 
May 8
David Belasco's "La Belle Russe" premieres in NYC 
May 9
Telegraph Hill RR Co organized 
May 13
Toba indians killed 20 members of French expedition 
May 15
May Laws-Tsar Alexander III bans Jews from living in rural Romania 
May 16
8th Kentucky Derby: Babe Hurd aboard Apollo wins in 2:40.00 
May 20
Germany/Austria-Hungary/France sign Triple Alliance 
May 20
Henrik Ibsen's "Ghosts" (Gengangere) premieres in Chicago 
May 20
St Gotthard rail tunnel between Switzerland & Italy opens 
May 23
6" of snow falls in eastern Iowa 
May 27
10th Preakness: T Costello aboard Vanguard wins in 2:44.5 
Jun 2
Pierre de Brazza festival welcomed in Paris 
Jun 5
Storm & floods hits Bombay; about 100,000 die 
Jun 6
Cyclone in Arabian Sea (Bombay, India) drowns 100,000 
Jun 6
Electric iron patented by Henry W Seely, NYC 
Jun 6
The Shewan forces of Menelik defeat the Gojjame army in the Battle of Embabo. The Shewans capture Negus Tekle Haymanot of Gojjam, and heir victory leads to a Shewan hegemony over the territories south of the Abay River. 
Jun 8
16th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Forester wins in 2:43 
Jun 10
Anti-colonization mass society of Alexandria Egypt kills 50 Europeans 
Jun 16
17" hailstones weighing 1.75 lbs fall in Dubuque Iowa 
Jun 17
Tornado kills 130 in Iowa 
Jun 24
NL expels umpire Richard Higham for dishonesty 
Jul 4
Telegraph Hill Observatory opens in SF 
Jul 6
14 Russian Jews from Bilu arrive in Jaffa, Palestine 
Jul 11
British fleet bombs Alexandria 
Jul 12
1st ocean pier in US completed, Washington, DC 
Jul 13
200 die as train derails near Tcherny, Russia 
Jul 17
6th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats E Renshaw (6-1 2-6 4-6 6-2 6-2) 
Jul 18
Louisville Tony Mullane is 1st to pitch righty then lefty 
Jul 28
Richard Wagner's opera "Parsifal" premieres in Beirut 
Aug 3
Congress passes 1st law restricting immigration 
Aug 5
Martial law is imposed in Japan. 
Aug 5
Standard Oil of New Jersey is established. 
Aug 7
Hatfields of south WV & McCoys of east Ky feud, 100 wounded or die 
Aug 8
Snow falls on Lake Michigan 
Aug 14
Queen Victoria recieves Zulu chief Cetewayo 
Aug 16
British under General Wolseley land in Alexandria 
Aug 20
Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" opens in Moscow 
Aug 29
Australia beat England by 7 runs - "Death of English cricket" 
Aug 29
Fred Spofforth completes 14-90 for match v England (7-46 & 7-44) 
Sep 3
French/Vietnamese/Chinese battle at Hanoi, 100s die 
Sep 4
1st large-scale test of Thomas Edison's light bulb - lighting of NY's Pearl Street Station 
Sep 5
10,000 workers march in 1st Labor Day parade in NYC 
Sep 10
1st international conference to promote anti-semitism meets Dresden Germany (Congress for Safeguarding of Non-Jewish Interests) 
Sep 12
Belgian King Leopold II receives Pierre de Brazza 
Sep 13
Battle at Count el-Kebir: British troops invade Egypt 
Sep 14
British General Wolseley reaches Cairo 
Sep 15
British general Wolseley occupies Cairo 
Sep 18
Pacific Stock Exchange opens (as Local Security Board) 
Sep 25
1st baseball doubleheader (Providence & Worcester) 
Oct 6
1st World Series game, Cincinnati (AA) beats Chicago (NL) 4-0 
Oct 7
1st World Series (game 2), Chicago (NL) beats Cincinnati (AA) 2-0 
Oct 14
University of the Punjab is founded in present day Pakistan. 
Oct 16
The Nickel Plate Railroad opens for business. 
Oct 19
Pierre de Brazza meets Henry Morton Stanley 
Oct 24
Robert Koch discovers germ that causes tuberculosis 
Oct 28
Athletics reveal $22,000 profit in their 1st season in the American Association 
Nov 5
Bedrich Smetana's "Ma Vlast" premieres 
Nov 15
British HMS Flirt destroys village of Asaba, Niger 
Nov 16
British gunboat HMS Flirt fires at & destroys Abari village in Niger 
Dec 2
Amsterdam Artis Zoo opens aquarium 
Dec 6
Atmosphere of Venus detected during transit 
Dec 10
John Brahms' "Gesang der the Parzen" premieres 
Dec 11
Boston's Bijou Theatre, 1st American playhouse lit exclusively by electricity, 1st performance, Gilbert & Sullivan's "Iolanthe" 
Dec 11
Victorien Sardous "Fedora" with Sarah Bernhardt, premieres in Paris 
Dec 14
Henry Morton Stanley returns to Brussels from the Congo 
Dec 22
1st string of Christmas tree lights created by Thomas Edison 
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