1882 in History
January 2 Because of anti-monopoly laws, Standard Oil is organized as a trust
January 13 Richard Wagner completes his opera "Parsifal"
January 15 1st U.S. ski club forms, Berlin, New Hampshire
January 17 1st Dutch female physician Aletta Jacobs opens office
January 25 Bilu, a Russian Zionist organization, forms
January 26 France government of Gambetta falls
February 2 Knights of Columbus forms in New Haven, Conn
February 3 Circus owner PT Barnum buys his world famous elephant Jumbo
February 7 Last bare knuckle champion John L Sullivan KOs Paddy Ryan in Miss
February 10 Rimski-Korsakovs opera "Snyegurochka," premieres in St. Petersburg
February 12 Social-Democratic Union forms in Amsterdam
February 15 1st cargo of frozen meat leaves New Zealand for Britain, on SS Dunedin
February 15 SS Dunedin leaves New Zealand with 1st frozen meat to England
February 17 1st Test Cricket match played at Sydney Cricket Ground
February 21 New York City's 24 hour race begins, winner with most mileage in 24 hours
February 22 With 120 miles James Saunders wins New York City's 24 hour race and $100 prize
February 28 1st U.S. college cooperative store opens, at Harvard University
March 3 New York Steam Corp begins distributing steam to Manhattan buildings
March 6 Monarch Milan Obrenovic of Serbia crowns himself king
March 9 False teeth patented
March 11 Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association organized in Princeton New Jersey
March 16 U.S. Senate ratifies treaty establishing the Red Cross
March 22 Edmunds Act adopted by U.S. to suppress polygamy in the territories
March 24 Dr. Robert Koch discovers germ that causes tuberculosis
March 24 German scientist Robert Koch discovers bacillus cause of TB
March 25 1st demonstration of pancake making (Department store in New York City)
March 29 Knights of Columbus chartered for Catholic men
April 3 Wood block alarm invented, when alarm rang, it dropped 20 wood blocks
April 10 Matson founds his shipping company (San Francisco and Hawaii)
May 6 Chinese Exclusion Act: U.S. Congress ceases Chinese immigration
May 6 Epping Forest England dedicated by Queen Victoria
May 8 David Belasco's "La Belle Russe," premieres in New York City
May 9 Telegraph Hill RR Co organized
May 13 Toba-indians killed 20 members of French expedition
May 15 May Laws-Czar Alexander III bans Jews from living in rural Romania
May 16 8th Kentucky Derby: Babe Hurd aboard Apollo wins in 2:40
May 20 Germany/Austria-Hungary/France sign Triple Alliance
May 20 Henrik Ibsen's "Ghosts" (Gengangere) premieres in Chicago
May 20 St. Gotthard-railroad tunnel between Switzerland and Italy opens
May 23 6" of snow falls in eastern Iowa
May 27 10th Preakness: T Costello aboard Vanguard wins in 2:44
June 2 Pierre de Brazza festival welcomed in Paris
June 5 Storm and floods hits Bombay; about 100,000 die
June 6 Cyclone in Arabian Sea, Bombay, India, drowns 100,000
June 6 Electric iron patented by Henry W Seely, New York City
June 8 16th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Forester wins in 2:43
June 10 Anti-colonization mass society of Alexandria Egypt kills 50 Europeans
June 16 17" hailstones weighing 1.75 lbs fall in Dubuque Iowa
June 17 Tornado kills 130 in Iowa
June 24 NL expels umpire Richard Higham for dishonesty
July 4 Telegraph Hill Observatory opens in San Francisco
July 6 14 Russian Jews of Bilu, arrive in Jaffa Palestine
July 11 British fleet bombs Alexandria
July 12 1st ocean pier in U.S. completed, Washington, D.C.
July 13 200 die as train derails near Tcherny, Russia
July 18 Louisville Tony Mullane is 1st to pitch righty then lefty
July 28 Opera "Parsifal" is produced (Beirut)
August 3 Congress passes 1st law restricting immigration
August 7 Hatfields of south WV and McCoys of east Kentucky feud, 100 wounded or die
August 14 Queen Victoria recieves Zulu chief Cetewayo
August 16 British under General Wolseley land in Alexandria
August 20 Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" opens in Moscow
August 29 Australia beat England by 7 runs "Death of English cricket"
August 29 Fred Spofforth completes 14-90 for match vs. England (7-46 and 7-44)
September 3 French/Vietnamese/Chinese battle at Hanoi, 100s die
September 4 1st district lit by electricity (NY's Pearl Street Station)
September 5 10,000 workers march in 1st Labor Day parade in New York City
September 10 1st international conference to promote anti-semitism meets Dresden Germany (Congress for Safeguarding of Non-Jewish Interests)
September 12 Belgian King Leopold II receives Pierre de Brazza
September 13 Battle at Count el-Kebir: British troops invade Egypt
September 14 British General Wolseley reaches Cairo
September 15 British general Wolseley occupies Cairo
September 18 Pacific Stock Exchange opens (as Local Security Board)
September 25 1st baseball doubleheader (Providence and Worcester)
October 6 1st World Series game, Cincinnati (AA) beats Chicago (NL) 4-0
October 7 1st World Series (game 2), Chicago (NL) beats Cincinnati (AA) 2-0
October 19 Pierre de Brazza meets Henry Morton Stanley
October 28 Athletics reveal $22,000 profit in their 1st season in the American Association
November 5 Bedrich Smetana's "Ma Vlast," premieres
November 15 British HMS Flirt destroys village of Asaba Niger
November 16 British HMS Flirt fire at and destroy Abari village in Niger
December 2 Amsterdam Artis Zoo opens aquarium
December 6 Atmosphere of Venus detected during transit
December 10 John Brahms' "Gesang der the Parzen," premieres
December 11 Boston's Bijou Theatre, 1st American playhouse lit exclusively by electricity, 1st performance, Gilbert and Sullivan's "Iolanthe"
December 11 Victorien Sardous "Fedora," with Sarah Bernhardt, premieres in Paris
December 14 Henry Morton Stanley returns to Brussels from the Congo
December 22 1st string of Christmas tree lights created by Thomas Edison