Book - 1877
Good condition set of four.
1 January — Queen Victoria proclaimed Empress of India by the Royal Titles Act 1876.
March — The Nineteenth Century magazine is founded in London.
12 March — Britain annexes Walvis Bay in South Africa.
14 March — Former Argentine dictator Juan Manuel de Rosas dies in exile in Southampton.
15 March — The first Test cricket match takes place between England and Australia.
24 March — For the only time in history, The Boat Race between the Cambridge University and Oxford University Boat Clubs is declared a "dead heat" (i.e. a draw).
12 April — Britain annexes the South African Republic, violating the Sand River Convention of 1852 causing a new Xhosa War.
9–19 July — All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club stages its first lawn tennis tournament at Wimbledon. Spencer Gore becomes first gentlemen's singles champion (the final having been delayed by rain).
21 July — The Cabinet decides to declare war on Russia if it occupies Constantinople in the Russo-Turkish War.
10 August — The Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act removes most restrictions limiting fellowships in colleges of the ancient universities to clergy of the Church of England and permits fellows to marry.
23 August — The Merchandise Marks Act obliges exporters to indicate the place of manufacture of their goods.
13 September — New Manchester Town Hall, designed by Alfred Waterhouse, officially opened.
3 October — W. S. Gilbert's farce Engaged, starring Marion Terry, opens at London's Haymarket Theatre.
22 October — Blantyre mining disaster kills 207, Scotland’s worst-ever mining accident.
24 November — Anna Sewell's novel Black Beauty published.