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1876 in Wales

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1876 in Wales
Centuries:  17th 18th 19th 20th 21st
Decades:  1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s

This article is about the particular significance of the year 1876 to Wales and its people.

Contents

Incumbents

  • Prince of Wales — Albert Edward
  • Princess of Wales — Alexandra
  • Archdruid of the National Eisteddfod of Wales — Clwydfardd
  • Events

  • January — Argentine government appoints Antonio Oneto as civil authority over the Welsh colony in Patagonia, the population of which numbers 690.
  • 9 January — The death of John Russell, Viscount Amberley, leaves Bertrand Russell an orphan.
  • June — Francis Kilvert becomes vicar of Saint Harmon, Radnorshire.
  • 13 July — Act of Parliament allows the North Wales Narrow Gauge Railways Company to abandon plans for a line between Croesor Junction and Betws-y-Coed.
  • 19 August — Judge John Johnes is murdered at his home on Dolaucothi Estate by his butler.
  • 2 December — Cardiff RFC plays its first match, against Newport.
  • 18 December — In a mining accident at South Wales Pit, Abertillery, twenty men are killed.
  • New books

  • George Thomas Orlando Bridgeman — History of the Princes of South Wales
  • Music

  • Eos Bradwen — Bugeiles yr Wyddfa
  • Joseph Parry composes the hymn tune Aberystwyth (published 1879) which becomes the basis of the pan-African anthem Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika
  • Sport

  • Football
  • February — Llewelyn Kenrick sets up the Football Association of Wales, in response to a challenge issued by The Field magazine, to organize an international match between Wales and Scotland or Ireland.
  • 25 March — Wales play first international football match, against Scotland in Glasgow, losing 4–0.
  • Formation of Caernarfon athletics club, later Caernarfon Town.
  • Rugby union — Aberavon RFC, Cardiff RFC, Cardigan RFC, Llandaff RFC, Merthyr RFC and Pontypridd RFC are established.
  • Births

  • 7 March — Edgar Evans, naval petty officer and Antarctic explorer (died 1912)
  • 19 June — Joe Pullman, Wales international rugby union player (died 1955)
  • 22 June — Gwen John, artist (died 1939)
  • 15 July
  • Jehoida Hodges, Welsh international rugby union player (died 1930)
  • Jack Rhapps, Dual-code rugby international (died 1950)
  • 24 July — Viv Huzzey, Welsh international rugby union player (died 1929)
  • 18 September — Charles Kemeys-Tynte, 8th Baron Wharton (died 1934)
  • 17 November — Dicky Owen, Welsh international rugby union player (died 1932)
  • Deaths

  • 24 February — Joseph Jenkins Roberts, President of Liberia, son of a Welsh planter, 66
  • April — Frances Bunsen, painter, 84
  • 2 May — Daniel Thomas Williams (Tydfylyn), poet and musician (born 1820)
  • 19 July — George E. Pugh, Welsh-American politician, 53
  • 9 November — John David Jenkins, philanthropist, 58
  • 17 November — Thomas Rees (Twm Carnabwth), leader of Rebecca Riots
  • 20 November — Robert Herbert Williams (Corfanydd), musician (born 1805)
  • 25 December — Adrian Stephens, inventor of the steam whistle, 81
  • References

    1876 in Wales Wikipedia


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