- The hotly-contested election for the US presidency betweenRutherford B. Hayes (1877-1881) and Samuel Tilden.
- Invention of the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell
- United States of America Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia
- Change of emperor of the Ottoman Empire from Abd-ul-Aziz (1861-1876) to Murat V (1876)
- Change of emperor of the Ottoman Empire from Murat V (1876) to Abd-ul-Hamid II (1876-1909)